What are the going to do? come knock on your door and inspect your stove!!!!!! How much more are people going to take.
No, and once again, let me introduce a few facts, please, since none of you bothered to find out what the real story is.
What EPA is doing is updating the standards for new wood stoves and in particular new pellet stoves. Old stoves are extremely inefficient with the majority of the energy going up the chimney as smoke. Modern woodstoves preheat the incoming combustion air so that the smoke burns inside the stove and never makes it to the chimney. Old wood stoves are less than 10% efficient, where new stoves are 70-80% efficient. They emit almost no particulate matter and they don't smoke when operating.
Washington State has the highest standards for the production of woodstoves and pellet stoves, and this new EPA standard will bring the rest of the country up to Washington's standards. This means news stoves will have to meet the new standards, and these standards have absolutely no effect on existing stoves. Nobody is going to come and take your stove. Nobody is going to come and demand to inspect your stove. These standards will ONLY apply to newly manufactured stoves at some point after the standards are approved.
Our new stove uses half of the wood the old one did and we use it for primary heat in our house.