Canadian Formaldehyde Regulation
On May 3, 2017, the Canadian House of Commons passed unanimously (283-0) a Private Members’ motion calling on the Canadian Government to adopt regulations on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood that are similar to those under TSCA Title VI. Health Canada has since taken the lead in developing draft regulations in cooperation with Environment and Climate Change Canada. Both agencies have jointly published a draft consultation document and hosted a public stakeholder meeting to take comment. Health Canada has publicly stated that it expects to publish draft regulations in the Canada Gazette, Part I, in 2019.
CPA strongly supports a national, Canadian regulation that is aligned with TSCA Title VI.