Posts Tagged ‘ Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products ’

WDMA Concerned with Proposed Canadian Formaldehyde Regulations

Sep 26th, 2019

Officials for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have expressed significant concerns regarding recently proposed Canadian regulations for formaldehyde emissions, including among imported composite wood products, which are recognized as containing carcinogens by the International Agency for Research on Cancer. Comments submitted by WDMA to Canadian officials raise issue with the differences between proposed […]

EPA Sets New Formaldehyde Rule Compliance Date

Apr 6th, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a new compliance date of June 1, 2018, for its formaldehyde emissions regulation of composite wood products. The EPA set the new compliance date after a federal court in California signed an agreement in March between the agency, the Sierra Club and industry groups, including the Window and […]

EPA Issues Final Formaldehyde Rule

Jul 27th, 2016

This week, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the final national rule for  reducing exposure to formaldehyde vapors from wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States. The agency worked with the California Air Resources Board to ensure that the final national rule is consistent with the state’s requirements for composite wood products. “We are carrying out […]

Final Formaldehyde Rules Could Be OK’d Soon

Apr 12th, 2016

The U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) at the Office of Management (OMB) recently announced that it has received the revised draft formaldehyde emissions regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for final review. OMB has up to 90 days to review the regulation before returning it to EPA for final publication. According to a press […]

Comments for Formaldehyde Proposal Due May 8

May 5th, 2014

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended the public comment period for its formaldehyde proposal,  and a reminder to those who want to submit comments that they are due this week—May 8, 2014. The agency also hosted a public meeting in late April in Washington, D.C., to gain additional input on its June 2013 proposal, Formaldehyde Emissions […]