Office hours for waiver assistance, in office or by phone, are as follows:
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8 a.m. to Noon
Monday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, to make an appointment, or to ensure someone is available, please contact Steven Hoke at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-451-5172.
Please go to: Air Alerts & Information Signup, and select General Information: Hot Topics. The Division will post any additional information regarding waivers for the Winter 2019-2020 information when it is available under Hot Topics and update this page and an email notification will automatically be sent to all those who have registered.
During a curtailment, NOASH waivers may operate during Stage 1 and Stage 2. Stage 1 waivers may only operate during Stage 1 air alerts and may not operate during a Stage 2 air alert.
NOTE: Operation of all devices, regardless of waiver, are still subject to 18 AAC 50.075 – visible emission standards. Solid fuel-fired devices should be able to meet opacity limits if burning dry wood, which is required under 18 AAC 50.076 (b)(1). Failure to meet visible emission standards may invalidate future waiver applications.
Implementation of the final Serious State Implementation Plan (SIP) may include changes to the waiver process, it is currently anticipated that the Serious SIP will be effective in the January 2020 timeframe. DEC will provide additional information to waiver holders once the Serious SIP is final.
To assist individuals in preparing for the upcoming application process, the eligibility criteria and required documentation for NOASH and Stage 1 waivers are outlined below. The new 2019-2020 DEC waiver application forms will be posted below in early October.
NO OTHER ADEQUATE SOURCE OF HEAT (NOASH) WAIVER ELIGIBILITY
The subject structure must be heated and the structure has no adequate heating source without using a SFBA (Solid Fuel Burning Appliance);
Economic hardship requires use of the SFBA;
Complying with the restriction would result in damage to property including damage to the appliance itself and its heating components;
The device is located within the nonattainment area.