God help us. I have a wood burning insert and burn4-6 full cords a year with it, and have done so for the 22+ years I lived in this house. This is the first I'm hearing of that, but then again I haven't stumbled upon it, or inquired about it.
We will have to get lobbyists to be allowed to burn wood in a fireplace/stove of any design.
We will have protocols on how to buy, store, burn, and clean the fireplace or wood stove. Your city will have to inspect the fireplace/stove yearly at a $200 inspection fee. We will have a fireplace/stove tax of $3,000, purchased at your city clerk, before being allowed to purchase the fireplace/stove. Only register dealers can sell fireplaces/stoves. Your house will need a pre-inspection site visit and we will need an engineered drawing of your planned install. Only certified fireplace and stove installer will be allowed to install your stove, and ONLY before you have the pre-inspection and engineered drawing by a licensed engineer, of the fireplace and stove placement. No DIY installs will be allowed. If a any form of a wood burning unit is found without all the certifications, the owner of the building will be fined $40,000 with a minimum of 3 years in jail and up to 6 years in jail for each unit found, not to be certified and installed with certified installers that validated all inspections and certified installing events in specific order deemed by federal and state law.
We will have technology to see how long, how intense, and how often you burn wood. You will have to have residential wood burning environmental insurance costing between $2,000 to $6,000 a year depending on your burn rate. There will be a federal and state burn stamp needed to be posted on all sides of your house on the first level that has a size exceeding 100 sq ft. Each stamp sticker will cost $32 each, so I hope you only have house with only 4 sides on a slab. If you have a walk out basement, the stamps have to be present on the lower and upper level. Wood burning fireplaces or stoves will be 100% banned in stand alone structures, when their is a main living structure present on the property. If you have trees twice the height of the highest point of your living stucture on your property within 100ft of the structure that contains the fireplace/stove you will be mandated to carry federal hazardous tree endangerment insurance costing $8,000 a year.
As of 2021, you must have a certified fireplace/stove exhaust scrubber/anti-spark and ember containment system. $8,000. This will have to be certified every other year by your local fire dept with a test burn by a verified fireman of your municipality. This test is not to exceed a $300 fee by law. Before selling your house you will have to have pre-sale certification test with camera inspection of all exhaust tubing and if that tubing is more then 6 years old the seller will have to install new exhaust tubing for the new buyer. All welds on the fireplace of stove will need inspection at this time of sale. Both forms of radiographic and ultrasonic weld inspection will be mandated for this non-destructive testing. Only federal and state approved company's will be allowed to do these tests.
At any point, anyone within a 1 mile radius can demand an air test at 8 specific points in this radius defined by the EPA after doing a geographic and a site specific wind plotting survey, the survey's cost will be the responsibility of the fireplace owner or stove owner, not to exceed $20,000 by law.