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Woodstove law

Discussion in 'Oregon' started by MostlyLurk, Jun 30, 2010.

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  1. MostlyLurk

    MostlyLurk New Member

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    May 10, 2005
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    State:
    Oregon
    Apologies if this has already been addressed, I didn't find it in a quick search of the archives.

    SB 102, which goes into effect August 1st, states:

    "In connection with the sale of a residential structure, all used solid fuel burning devices, other than cookstoves, in the residential structure or on the real property sold with the residential structure, must be removed and destroyed unless the solid fuel burning devices were certified for sale as new..."

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't this mean that any market value of a property with an uncertified woodstove will have to be conditioned on removal of the stove, even though the homeowner in question has no legal responsibility to remove the stove as of the effective date if the home is not preparing to transfer? (Refinance, etc.) That would seem to be quite the can of worms.
     
  2. The Dog

    The Dog Senior Member

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    Apr 18, 2005
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    State:
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    The bill was drafted in cooperation with the Oregon Association of Realtors and OHPBA. Rule making for Heat Smart will begin in the spring of 2010 with adoption in the fall. These new Laws go into effect August 1, 2010. If you are selling a home with an old, uncertified woodstove, you will be required to remove this device and notify ODEQ. The 2009 Oregon Legislature signed Senate Bill 102 into law requiring the removal of any uncertified woodstove from a home when it is sold. Also, so-called "exempt" wood stoves (single burn rate) will be required to be certified in Oregon by the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission. Several styles of stoves are exempt from the law, including: Masonry heaters, Masonry fireplaces, Pellet stoves, Central-wood fired furnaces, Antique stoves.

    For more information about this requirement (including a Frequently Asked Questions page), please visit ODEQ's website http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/burning/woodstoves/heatSmart.htm
    Other Woodburning Rules and Tips
    The Oregon department of Environmental Quality oversees laws related to installation of hearth appliances. For more information on Oregon laws and how to burn smart, visit Oregon Department of Environmental Quality:
    For information on other ODEQ wood burning rules visit:
    http://www.deq.state.or.us

    and

    http://www.deq.state.or.us/aq/burning/woodstoves/questions.htm

    and you can check the EPA website to see if a stove is certified at

    http://www.epa.gov/burnwise/appliances.html
     
  3. OSU Beavers

    OSU Beavers Elite Member

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    Jan 10, 2007
    Professional Status:
    Licensed Appraiser
    State:
    Oregon
    I predict an increase in sales of handtruck and appliance dollies to Realtors. Disconnect stove and store in garage until closing. Then after the sale reinstall. See it did not "sell" with a woodstove.
     
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