Regulatory Review of the Solid Fuel Burning Domestic Appliance Regulation

In updating the Solid Fuel Burning Domestic Appliance Regulation (SFBDAR) the Province consulted the public and stakeholders with two intentions papers that were posted on the ministry website and distributed to stakeholders. The first intentions paper was released in 2010.

Based on feedback from the 2010 intentions paper, a review of the newly released United States Environmental Protection Agency's New Source Performance Standards for residential wood heaters, and a review of regulations in other jurisdictions, improvements were made to the draft policy direction. An information update describing the proposed approach was posted in Fall 2015 for public comment.

All comments received were considered by the ministry in drafting final amendments to the SFBDAR.