EPA Releases: Strategies for Reducing Residential Wood Smoke

In March 2013, EPA revised its document, Strategies for Reducing Residential Wood Smoke (PDF) (45pp, 593k), to provide new information and tools for states, tribes, and communities interested in developing strategies for reducing fine particle pollution from residential wood smoke.

EPA Strategies

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

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

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