Moisture Disclosure Program - Registered Wood Sellers
- Mandatory Registration: August 15, 2017 -
(Fairbanks Northstar Borough Nonattainment Area Only)
The upcoming mandatory Wood Seller Registration requirement and the voluntary Moisture Disclosure Program are designed to encourage communication between wood sellers and wood buyers about the moisture content of the wood being sold and to raise awareness about the importance of burning dry wood to increase efficiency and lower air pollution. Using the link above, wood sellers can register online for free and wood buyers can find participating wood sellers or recognized dry wood sellers in their area.
The program was adopted into regulation in 2014 in 18 AAC 50.076(d) (PDF) as a contingency measure to help bring the Fairbanks North Star Borough PM2.5 Nonattainment Area into attainment. DEC launched a voluntary program to ensure the program was effective and to ease the transition from voluntary to mandatory in the Nonattainment Area. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reclassified the FNSB PM2.5 Nonattainment Area from moderate to serious effective June 9, 2017; Federal Register, Vol. 82, No. 89, 21711 (PDF). As a result of EPA’s reclassification, and pursuant to 18 AAC 50.015(b)(3) and 18 AAC 50.076(d)(1)-(3), commercial wood seller registration with ADEC will become mandatory in 60 days on August 15, 2017 (link to public notice) (PDF).
For Wood Sellers:
For Wood Buyers:
Be sure to:
(FNSB PM2.5 Area Only)
Mandatory Registration: August 15, 2017
Who Must Register?
Who is Exempt?
How to Register:
(requires Alaska Business License)
Wood Moisture Measurement Process:
(submit forms monthly)
(June 15, 2017)
(June 15, 2017)
- Cut open and measure three pieces of wood per cord
- Write the moisture levels on a - Carbon Copy Form *Sample Only* (Please contact Fairbanks Office for Triplicate Form)
- Sign the form
- Hand one signed copy to the customer
- One copy goes to DEC
- Keep the third copy for two years
DEC Approved Moisture Meters:
|General||MMD4E Moisture Meter|
|Digi-Sense||20250-35 Pocket Moisture Meter|
|Delmhorst||BD-2100 and J-2000 Moisture Meters|
Regulation requires DEC to compile a list of approved wood moisture meters.
Our selection criteria include:
a price that is right for them.
drive up the cost of the meter.