March 20: Feedback Sought on Proposed Regulations on Oil-Fired Heating Systems

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The government wants feedback on proposed safety regulations designed to improve oil-fired heating systems and protect Yukoners from carbon monoxide and fire. The proposed regulations would:

  • Require smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in all residences with a fuel-burning appliance or an attached garage
  • Allow only qualified oil burner mechanics and supervised apprentices to install or modify oil-fired appliances
  • Develop a registry of qualified oil burner mechanics.