EPA proposes changes in formaldehyde emission deadlines
September 5, 2017,
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue a final rule that will extend compliance dates for the national Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products.
As announced on its website this week, the dates will be amended as follows:
- Emission standards, recordkeeping and labeling provisions from Dec. 12, 2017, to Dec. 12, 2018
- Import certification provisions from Dec. 12, 2018, to March 22, 2019
- Laminated product producer provisions from Dec. 12, 2023, to March 22, 2024
- The conclusion of the transition period for CARB Third-Party Certifiers from Dec. 12, 2018, to March 22, 2019
The EPA said it has received no negative comments on these changes, which are being finalized as proposed.
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