Government and Regulatory Affairs

Environmental Protection Agency

EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. It works to develop and enforce regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress. It is also responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs, and delegates to states and tribes the responsibility for issuing permits and for monitoring and enforcing compliance. Where national standards are not met, EPA can issue sanctions and take other steps to assist the states and tribes in reaching the desired levels of environmental quality. The EPA also conducts environmental research and sponsors voluntary partnerships and programs.

  • Clean Air Act — text of the Federal regulations including the latest amendments.
  • Web Page Map — listing of topics and links to specific pages

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (Washington State)

"Our job is to ensure that people in King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties have clean air to breathe. We protect your health and improve air quality by: adopting and enforcing air quality regulations, sponsoring voluntary initiatives to improve air quality, and educating people and businesses about clean-air choices."

Department of Environmental Quality (Oregon)

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is a regulatory agency whose job is to protect the quality of Oregon's Environment. DEQ is responsible for protecting and enhancing Oregon's water and air quality, for cleaning up spills and releases of hazardous materials, and for managing the proper disposal of hazardous and solid wastes

  • Oregon Wood Stove Regulations — information about Oregon's "Clean Air" Bill enacted in 1991 that requires all new wood stoves to be certified by the DEQ or the EPA.

Natural Resources Canada

"The Burn it Smart! campaign's focus is to help Canadians who heat with wood, or use it for recreational purposes, to make their wood-burning habits safer, cleaner, and more efficient. Knowing that wood-smoke is a pollutant often caused by the inefficient combustion of fuel wood, we are providing tips and proposing actions to help the public reduce wood-smoke pollution, while economizing on the wood they use."