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Compliance Requirements for 1988 NSPS for Residential Wood Heaters

The 1988 New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for residential wood heaters required manufacturers of wood stoves to certify that each model line of wood stoves offered for sale in the United States complied with the EPA particulate emissions guidelines in the Clean Air Act. As part of the certification process, each wood stove model line was required to undergo emissions testing in accordance with EPA Reference Method 28 and sampling methods 5G or 5H by an EPA-accredited laboratory. Only after successfully passing these tests could a wood stove be offered for sale in the United States.

Test Methods for 1988 Residential Wood Heater NSPS:

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