Factsheet: Wood-burning appliances Environment Quality Act

Wood-burning appliances Environment Quality Act

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Regulation respecting wood-burning appliances Environment Quality Act
Description: 
This Regulation applies to any stove, furnace, boiler, fireplace insert and factory-built fireplace designed to burn only wood in any of its forms. This Regulation applies in a reserved area and an agricultural zone established under the Act respecting the preservation of agricultural land and agricultural activities. CONFORMITY OF WOOD-BURNING APPLIANCES Every wood-burning appliance manufactured, sold, offered for sale or distributed in Québec as of 1 September 2009 must comply with the requirements set in this regulation (standards as regards particles emitted into the atmosphere; has been issued a certificate of compliance; the appliance bears the mark of conformity; the certification or approval tests performed on the appliances by an accredited organization)
Goal/Aim: 
Rules for biomass heating systems

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies ensuring sustainable production of biomass
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2009
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2015