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Rebates offered to replace non-compliant woodstoves in Truckee

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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?

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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 cdd@townoftruckee.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.

This article was provided by the town of Truckee. Visit townoftruckee.com to learn more.