Government Affairs

SEHPBA Government Affairs

Representing Your Business.

The Government Affairs committee serves a very important purpose, to represent you and our industry as a whole. Often lawmakers are uneducated in what we do, how we do it and where.

The committee focuses on four main areas:

  1. 1) To Monitor, or coordinate the monitoring of all code, regulatory, and legislative issues in our region.
  1. 2) To Define, and advocate, with the consent of the Board of Directors, the HPBA’s position on all codes, regulatory, and legislative matters in support of the interests of all segments of the industry without regard to the commercial interests of any particular segment.
  1. 3) To Build and sustain strong affiliate government affairs programs to pursue and protect the industry’s interests at state and local agencies. 
  1. 4) To Alert, educate, and inform affiliate groups of industry issues.
wood-burning appliance

EPA’s Proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for Residential Wood Heaters.

EPA’s Remains Silent on NSPS Sell-Through Proposal.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) still has not published a final rule regarding sell-through for Step 1 appliances beyond the May 15, 2020 effective date – when only Step 2 appliances can be sold under the New Source Performance Standard (NSPS). HPBA continues to encourage all members to operate their businesses with the May 15, 2020 deadline and requirements in mind.

For more information, visit the HPBA NSPS FAQs website page . Please contact John Crouch if you have any questions.

gas hearth appliance

CEC Proposal on Gas Hearth Products Expected This Month.

The California Energy Commission (CEC) began considering an efficiency standard for gas hearth products more than a year ago. After extensive meetings with stakeholders, CEC is expected to publish a proposal this month, along with an announcement of a public hearing.

If you have any questions on the rulemaking or the public hearing, please contact Ryan Carroll.

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HPBA Canada Kicks Off Changeout in Ottawa.

The first woodstove changeout in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa kicked off in late April. The changeout, which focuses on surrounding rural areas, is funded by the city.

Rebates authorized.

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