New DEQ Requirements for Woodstoves in Josephine County, Oregon
By Melinda (Mel) Peterson, @TheBlessedRealtor - ABR, CRS
(Grants Pass, OR)
New DEQ Requirements for Woodstoves in Josephine County, Oregon. The Oregon Legislature signed Senate Bill 102 into law requiring the removal of any uncertified woodstove from a home when it is sold. Residential wood burning is a significant source of air pollution, including fine particulate and air toxics. Beginning August 1, 2010, if you are selling a home with an uncertified woodstove, you will be required to remove this device from a home. Residents of Deschutes County, Jackson County, Klamath County, and the cities of Bend and Medford Oregon currently have regulations that require homeowners to remove a non-certified solid fuel heating device when a home is sold. If you are a resident of these areas, please check with your local agency to determine what requirements apply to y...