Air Quality District Proposes New Fireplace Restrictions

Apr 6, 2015

  Is the best way to eliminate pollutants from fireplaces to phase them out entirely? That’s what the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is proposing.

Also included in the proposed new air quality rules are additional restrictions on any wood burning on Spare the Air Days, limits on visible smoke, and a registration program for homes in which wood stoves are the only source of heat. You can read a summary of all the proposed new rules here.

The first of the public comment workshops in the North Bay is being held this week. The schedule for Napa, Marin and Sonoma Counties is as follows:

April 7, 6-8 PM
Napa County Main Library
Community Meeting Room
580 Coombs Street Napa, CA


April 13, 6-8 PM
San Rafael City Council Chambers
1400 5th Avenue
April 16, 6-8 PM
Santa Rosa City Council Chambers
100 Santa Rosa Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA