All properties in the Air Quality Control Zone of the Fairbanks North Star Borough are eligible for the change-out program.
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The program has changed multiple times over the years. With each change in the program, the application also changes, meaning that you may have to fill out a new application depending on how long it has been since you last applied.
No, unless it is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Certified pellet fuel-burning hydronic heater with an emission rating of 0.1 pounds per million British Thermal Unit (BTU) or less.
If participating in the replacement or removal program, yes. In order to ensure that the old devices turned in as part of these programs are never again used in our area, they must be destroyed.
The devices being replaced must be delivered to the Borough Air Quality Office. They are later taken to a recycling facility, where a Borough staff member witnesses the initial part of the destruction process.
Only the legal property owners can apply for the programs. Applications must be signed by all of the legal property owners.
We need to have the original signatures of the property owners on the application, so all applications will need to be either mailed or brought in person to our office at:3175 Peger RoadFairbanks, AK 99709
We do not recommend or promote any particular device or dealer. Different buildings and lifestyles require different types of devices. We recommend checking with local dealers and online to determine which device best suits your needs.
There are many places people can buy wood and pellet stoves. You can check the yellow pages of the telephone directory or online to find local dealers. We also have a list of all known dealers of wood and pellet stoves available in our office.