Here is a quick overview of the requirements in the Air District's Regulation 6, Rule 3: Wood-Burning Devices.
The Air District's Wood-Burning Rule sets restrictions on wood burning throughout the Bay Area.
For possible exemptions from the rule, please review this Exemption Guidance Document. Effective November 1, 2016, recent wood-burning rule amendments require anyone whose sole source of heat is a wood-burning device to utilize an EPA-certified or pellet-fueled device that is registered with the Air District for an exemption from the burn ban. An open hearth fireplace will no longer qualify for an exemption.
Residents should make themselves familiar with these requirements before lighting their fireplaces, woodstoves, or other wood-burning devices:
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