Oregon’s Wood Stove Law, Robert Riensche, Pillar To Post Home Inspection Company

Most of us are now aware of the new Wood Stove Law that went into effect on August 1st, which requires homeowners to remove, destroy and notify DEQ of any uncertified stove at the time of home sale.


Rule-making is now underway to help implement this statute, including procedures for home sellers to verify that stoves have been removed and destroyed and how to submit notification to DEQ.  The public has a short window of opportunity give their imput to this process by sending in comments to DEQ.  All comments must be received by DEQ by 5:00 pm October 29, 2010.


The comments can be emailed to:heatsmartrule@deq.state.or.us


or mailed to:

Dept. of Environmental Quality

811 SW 6th Ave

Portland, OR 97205

or faxed to:



Public Hearings are also being held this month at various locations around the state.

In Portland it is on October 20th, at 6 pm.

DEQ’s headquarters office Conference Room EQC-A, 10th floor

811 6th Ave

If you would like to know more about the wood stove law, DEQ’s web-site is a good source of information.  You can also contact me about holding a 1-hour class on the subject at your office.  (503) 542-7711 or robert.riensche@pillartopost.com


Robert Riensche
(503) 452-7711


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