The main purpose of the new SFBDAR is to ensure that new wood burning appliances sold in BC are as clean burning as possible. The regulation requires nearly all wood burning appliances sold in BC to be certified to meet PM emissions standards set by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2015, or equivalent standards set by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) in 2010. The regulation also specifies what fuels may be burnt in solid fuel burning appliances and has provisions around the sale and installation of outdoor wood boilers. A fact sheet on the requirements of the regulation and questions and answers about the regulation are available on the BC Air Quality website.

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