Mendocino County Woodstove Requirements
certified devices, or pellet stoves, can be installed in single or two family
dwellings in areas that are not part of a major subdivision created after
fueled devices are not subject to EPA’s certification program and
therefore are not required to have tags or labels (they may have an “EPA
District allows the installation of used devices, provided they are either
pellet devices or are EPA certified.
(3 or more attached units), Commercial or Public buildings cannot install
new woodburning devices except to replace an existing device.
new devices are required to have a temporary “time of sale tag” and a
permanent metal label.
both tags are missing the device is not EPA certified and therefore cannot
be installed under District Regulation 4.1.
Non-EPA certified devices may be allowed
- if the device is approved by another California Air Pollution Control
Agency (such as Northern Sonoma County APCD).
Outdoor wood boilers are not allowed
under District Regulation 4.1, unless they are approved by another
California Air Pollution Control Agency.
Waste oil burners must receive written
approval from DTSC (see
Health Effects of Woodburning
District Woodstove Rule Implementation Guidance (for
2005 Regulation Amendments
Burning Issues dot Org
(Outside Link - Pt. Arena)