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Strategies for Reducing Residential Wood Smoke

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In March 2013, EPA revised its document, Strategies for Reducing Residential Wood Smoke (PDF) (44pp, 738k), to provide new information and tools for states, tribes, and communities interested in developing strategies for reducing fine particle pollution from residential wood smoke.

The document includes:

  • Regulatory approaches to reduce wood smoke
  • Voluntary programs to replace old, inefficient wood stoves, hydronic heaters, and fireplaces.
  • Actions to help communities address residential wood smoke
  • Approaches for funding replacement programs
  • Methods for calculating emission reductions
  • Basic components of a wood smoke reduction plan
  • Education and outreach tools

Strategies Document Fact Sheet (PDF) (2pp, 359k)

To learn more about EPA’s PM2.5 regulations, visit: http://epa.gov/airquality/particlepollution/actions.html.

The Advance Program is a collaborative effort between EPA, states, tribes, and local governments.  The program encourages expeditious emission reductions in ozone and fine particle (PM2.5) attainment areas to help these areas continue to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The steps taken by program participants could:

  1. Help attainment areas reduce emissions in order to ensure continued health protection,
  2. Better position areas to remain in attainment, and
  3. Efficiently direct available resources toward actions to address ozone and fine particle problems quickly.

For more information go to: http://www.epa.gov/ozoneadvance/

To learn more about residential wood smoke programs and activities, visit: www.epa.gov/burnwise.

 

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