EPA Qualifies Whitacre Greer MFR-100 Site-Built Masonry Fireplace

Below is an excerpt from a recent letter received from EPA:

We are pleased to acknowledge that your MFR-100 Series masonry fireplace with the Hearthcat catalyst meets the Phase 2 emission level and is now considered a “Phase 2 emission qualified model” under the EPA Wood-Burning Fireplace Program.  Thus, you may use the qualifying labels and hangtags in accordance with the Partnership Agreement Guidelines.  Information regarding this model has been posted on the EPA websitehttp://www.epa.gov/burnwise/fireplacelist.html.

This acknowledgement is based on your signing the Phase 2 Partnership Agreement; our review of the report that Omni-Test Laboratories submitted to EPA regarding the testing of this unit, dated January 2011; and the submittal of an appropriate owner’s manual.  The test report indicates that this unit has an average emissions level of 4.3 grams of fine particulates per kilogram of wood burned.  This emission level is well below the qualifying Phase 2 emission level of 5.1 g/kg.

We have provided you separately by e-mail the Phase 2 qualified hangtag for this fireplace model.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at …

Thank you for your participation in Phase 2 of EPA’s Wood-Burning Fireplace Program and you interest in improving air quality.