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Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Reopen comment period.


On November 30, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule titled “Standards of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces.” The EPA is reopening the public comment period on the proposed rule that closed on January 14, 2019. The EPA is taking this action to allow time for the public to comment on the proposed rule for at least 30 days following the public hearing, which was held on December 17, 2018.


The public comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on November 30, 2018 is being reopened. Written comments must be received on or before February 12, 2019.


Comments. Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0195, at Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, comments cannot be edited or removed from is our preferred method for receiving comments. However, the following other submission methods are also accepted:

  • Email: Include Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0195 in the subject line of the message.
  • Fax: (202) 566-9744. Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0195.
  • Mail: To ship or send mail via the United States Postal Service, use the following address: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0195, Mail Code 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460.
  • Hand/Courier Delivery: Use the following Docket Center address if you are using express mail, commercial delivery, hand delivery, or courier: EPA Docket Center, EPA WJC West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20004. Delivery verification signatures will be available only during regular business hours.

Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. If you need to include CBI as part of your comment, send or deliver information identified as CBI only to the following address: OAQPS Document Control Officer (C404-02), OAQPS, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0195.

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For additional submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information about CBI or multimedia submissions, and general guidance on making effective comments, please visit​dockets/​commenting-epa-dockets.

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For additional information on this action, contact Rochelle Boyd, Sector Policies and Programs Division, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (D243-02), Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711; telephone number: (919) 541-1390; and email address:

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To allow for additional time for stakeholders to provide comments, the EPA has decided to reopen the public comment period until February 12, 2019.

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Dated: February 1, 2019.

Panagiotis Tsirigotis,

Director, Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.

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[FR Doc. 2019-01366 Filed 2-6-19; 8:45 am]