Where can I find more info about this rule and the state law that authorizes it?

The Washington State legislature has given local air pollution control agencies and the Washington Department of Ecology the authority to prohibit the use of uncertified wood burning devices in an area that is designated as a "nonattainment area" as of January 1, 2015, or if required by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

This state law referenced above gives the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency the legal authority to prohibit uncertified wood-burning devices in the Tacoma-Pierce County Wood Smoke Reduction Zone.

You can see this law in its entirety here:

(Scroll down to Section 7 of this page for specific language describing the prohibition of uncertified wood burning devices)

You can find the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency's specific regulations pertaining to the Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone within the Solid Fuel Burning Device Standards.
(Scroll down to Section 13.07 to see language specific to Tacoma-Pierce County Smoke Reduction Zone)

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1. Why is there this special rule in the Smoke Reduction Zone?
2. Are you going to expand this rule to the rest of the county at some point?
3. How can I tell if my wood stove is legal to use?
4. When did the wood stove rule go into effect?
5. Where does the wood stove rule apply?
6. I would like to replace my old, uncertified wood stove, but I need help with the cost.
7. What does "render inoperable" mean?
8. What do I do with an uncertified stove?
9. Can I buy, sell, exchange, give-away, or reinstall my uncertified device?
10. What about my fireplace? Is that affected by the rule?
11. I have an old stove, but it is the only source of heat I have in my house.
12. How will the Agency enforce this rule?
13. Will you ask to enter homes?
14. Where can I find more info about this rule and the state law that authorizes it?