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Government Affairs

Government regulations pose constant challenges to the hearth, patio and barbecue industries. Staying in-the-know is critical to protecting our livelihood and businesses. Although regulation is crafted on the National level, it is often implemented at the local level. 

We want our members to be prepared for whatever comes their way, and we work hard to track and advocate issues in favor of our industries on a local, regional and federal level. 

Find out what's happening in your neighborhood and read the latest updates.

Hot Issues

Changeout Programs. Stove changeout programs have occurred in Arizona, Colorado and Utah. There are no active programs in our member region at this time. Learn more.

EPA's New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). With no sell-through or donating option, any Step 1 products can only be recycled or destroyed. Learn more and explore the EPA-certified wood heaters database.

Energy Conversation. HPBA has been advancing a revision to voluntary industry standards for vented gas fireplaces, stoves and inserts that would achieve energy conservation while considering unique features of each appliance category; this is an ongoing issue. Learn more.

Zero Net Energy. Wind and solar power are a hot topic among energy conservation building circles in the journey to build/retrofit homes to be Zero Net Energy. HPBA and its members have been working hard to ensure policymakers don't forget the hearth industry that provides valuable heating benefits. Find out more.

Urge Colorado's House Energy Committee to Vote Yes on Energy Choice. Energy diversity is important to our families and communities. The Colorado House Energy and Environment Committee is considering HB 21-1034, which would prohibit cities and counties from banning the use of propane and natural gas in homes, businesses, and farms across the state. Tell legislators to vote YES on HB 21-1034 by completing this easy form.

Tax Credits. Consumers buying highly efficient wood or pellet stoves or larger residential biomass heating systems are able to claim a 26% tax credit that is uncapped and based on the full cost (purchase and installation) of the unit. The credit will remain at 26% through this year and next, and then step down to 22 percent in 2023. Details.

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Rocky Mountain Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association
1130 Riparian Drive
Columbia Falls, MT 59912


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