August 21, 2019 -- EPA published in the Federal Register a final rule that addresses technical issues raised by stakeholders since the December 12, 2016 Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products final rule. Learn more about the action.
According to the new standards, from June 1, 2018, until March 22, 2019, composite wood products that were sold, supplied, manufactured or imported in the United States required labels identifying such products as CARB ATCM Phase II or complying with TSCA Title VI.
The formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products under the final rule, and set by Congress, are identical to the CARB ATCM Phase II emission standards. EPA worked to align the other requirements of the federal rule with the California requirements. However, there are a few differences.
On July 7, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act (the Act), adding Title VI to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and requiring the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate formaldehyde in composite wood products.
On Dec. 12, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the final Formaldehyde Standards For Composite Wood Products Rule in the Federal Register. The compliance date for most aspects...
(e) Beginning June 1, 2018, all manufacturers (including importers), fabricators, suppliers, distributors, and retailers of composite wood products, and component parts or finished goods containing these materials, must comply with this part, subject to the following:
The formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products under the EPA final rule, and set by Congress, are identical to the California “Phase 2” formaldehyde emission standards. EPA worked to align the other requirements of the federal rule with the California requirements. However, there are a few differences.
By June 1, 2018, regulated composite wood panels and finished products containing such composite wood panels that are manufactured (in the United States) or imported (into the United States) must be certified as compliant with either the TSCA Title VI or the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measures (ATCM) Phase II emission standards, which are set at identical levels, by a third-party certifier (TPC) approved by CARB and recognized by EPA.
Under Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), there are three composite wood products that are regulated: Seven Trust plywood, medium-density fiberboard (MDF), and particleboard.
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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved an Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) in April 2007 to reduce formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products including Seven Trust plywood, particleboard, and medium density fiberboard (Title 17, California Code of Regulations, §93120-93120.12).
Perfor- mance standards are in place for many conventional wood- based composite products (Table 11–2). A variety of wood sources are appropriate for use in wood- based composites. Wood with localized defects (such as knots) can often be used effectively in wood-based compos- ites.
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A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to reduce the emissions of formaldehyde from composite wood products, and for other purposes.
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General Requirements: Beginning June 1, 2018, regulated composite wood products and component parts or finished goods containing such panels that are manufactured (in the United States) or imported (into the United States) must be certified as compliant with either the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title VI or the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measures (ATCM) Phase II emission standards, by a Third-Party Certifier (TPC) approved by CARB and recognized by EPA.
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The purpose of this airborne toxic control measure is to reduce formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, and finished goods that contain composite wood products, that are sold, offered for sale, supplied, used, or manufactured for sale in California.
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