Airborne Toxic Control, ATCM, EPA, Wood product regulation, TSCA
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On 21 August 2019, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule1 to amend the formaldehyde in composite wood products regulation (TSCA Title VI). This rule is effective immediately after publication.
The amendment has three goals:
Since the formaldehyde standards for composite wood products were established, EPA received a number of technical issues with testing and certification provisions. Stakeholders requested EPA to improve regulatory clarity and further align the rule with California Air Resources Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measures (ATCM) Phase II program.
Highlights of the amendments of the final rule include:
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