How will the Agency enforce this rule?

We will enforce the rule the way we’ve enforced our air quality burn ban and excess smoke rules for years: by looking for smoke. Uncertified wood stoves produce a lot more smoke than a certified stove. If you have illegal smoke, we’ll be checking in with you to find out more about your stove. We are hoping most people take advantage of our funding assistance as long as it is available and remove their older uncertified stove. As of October 1, 2015, if we determine that you have an uncertified device, you’ll need to remove and recycle it, or render it inoperable.

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1. Why is there this special rule in the Smoke Reduction Zone?
2. Are you going to expand this rule to the rest of the county at some point?
3. How can I tell if my wood stove is legal to use?
4. When did the wood stove rule go into effect?
5. Where does the wood stove rule apply?
6. I would like to replace my old, uncertified wood stove, but I need help with the cost.
7. What does "render inoperable" mean?
8. What do I do with an uncertified stove?
9. Can I buy, sell, exchange, give-away, or reinstall my uncertified device?
10. What about my fireplace? Is that affected by the rule?
11. I have an old stove, but it is the only source of heat I have in my house.
12. How will the Agency enforce this rule?
13. Will you ask to enter homes?
14. Where can I find more info about this rule and the state law that authorizes it?