Policy Issues > EPA Boiler Regulations

February 25, 2013

On June 4, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Proposed Rule for Area Source Boilers that threatened to severely curtail the future growth of the biomass thermal industry and place prohibitively expensive emissions requirements on existing equipment. Final Rules were published on March 21, 2011, but are currently undergoing a reconsideration process that is expected to finalize changes by the end of April 2012.