Monday, August 29, 2011

New Government Affairs Issus

While the summer is usually considered a quiet, sleepy time, it has been anything but that for the hearth industry and HPBA this year.  This update covers recent developments on three issues of critical importance for the future of the hearth industry:   
  1. the U.S. Department of Energy’s regulations on efficiency of gas fireplaces and log sets,
  2. the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s request for comments on barriers for glass fronts in gas fireplaces, and
  3. the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s developing air pollution regulations for new wood-burning appliances.
Please take the time to read it so you are informed of all the latest developments on HPBA's Government Affairs issues with DOE, NSPS and CPSC.