Rebates offered to replace non-compliant woodstoves in Truckee
In a program that began Aug. 1, the town of Truckee is offering rebates for the removal of non-compliant, solid fuel burning devices, including woodstoves and fireplace inserts.
The Truckee Town Council reinstated the Non-Certified Woodstove Rebate Program on July 12. The Council had previously allocated $64,000 as part of the Fiscal Year 2016-17 budget cycle from the town’s air quality mitigation fund for reinstatement of the program, which initially ended in June 2008.
As part of the reinstated Non-Certified Woodstove Rebate Program, property owners removing a non-compliant solid fuel burning appliance, per town law, shall be eligible for a rebate in accordance with the requirements of the program and the Administrative Procedures and Guidelines for the program.
The available rebates will be $600 for replacement of a non-compliant, solid fuel burning device with a Phase II EPA Certified woodstove or pellet stove — or $1,000 for replacement of a non-compliant, solid fuel burning device with a gas insert, free-standing gas stove or zero clearance gas fireplace, for a maximum of $1,600 per residential unit.
The rebate program is available on a first-come, first-served basis and will expire once the designated air quality mitigation funds have been exhausted.
What is the Process?
Under the town’s current requirements, prior to approval of any final building inspection or issuance of a temporary or final certificate of occupancy for a permit with a valuation of $5,000 or more, the property owner and/or building permit applicant must comply with town law.
The town’s building inspector will verify no non-town-approved solid fuel burning appliances are located on the property unless the appliance has been made permanently inoperable. The property is presumed to be in compliance if the following apply: the property was undeveloped prior to building; all improvements on the property were constructed in accordance with a Town building permit issued on or after January 1, 1994; a certificate of compliance for solid fuel burning appliances was previously issued to the property; or a previous Town inspection was done on or after June 1, 2008.
The applicant must also obtain a signed “Stove Disposal Verification Form” from an authorized local stove disposal location, and submit the signed form along with a completed Woodstove Rebate Request Application to the Town of Truckee Community Development Department at Town Hall, or via email to email@example.com.
Go to bit.ly/2bqZUzg to obtain application forms. For information on rebate program, contact the town of Truckee Planning Division at 530-582-7820.
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