EPA Final Formaldehyde Rule Published

Today, the U.S. EPA released the final version of the historic Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products rule in the Federal Register.  As reported last Friday, CPA has compared the final rule to the prepublished version dated July 27 and no substantive changes were noted.  The first compliance date is December 12, 2017 when panel manufacturers must meet the established emissions levels, and all product manufacturers and laminators will be required to use compliant core material. Additionally, EPA has implemented a new certification requirement for imports of composite wood panels or products made with composite wood that will apply on December 12, 2018.  Also, a narrowly defined group of attached wood or woody grass veneered products, referred to by the EPA as “laminated products,” will have further requirements for compliance effective December 12, 2023.  See Federal Register and CPA Press Release.  More Info:  Jackson Morrill


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