On 24 May 2017, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in Federal Register1 a direct final action to extend compliance dates in Final Rule2 on Formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products (TSCA Title VI). For details, see the table below.
The agency will also be issuing a direct final rule to remove 40 CFR 770.45(f) to allow early labeling of compliant composite wood products as soon as compliance can be achieved.
In addition, EPA extends the transition period during which the California Air Resources Board (CARB) third party certifiers (TPC) may certify composite wood products under TSCA Title VI without an accreditation issued by EPA TSCA Title VI Accredited Body from 12 December 2018 to 22 March 2019.
All these extensions will be effective on 10 July 2017 unless EPA receives adverse comments by 8 June 2017.
Revised compliance date
Original compliance date
Emission standards, recordkeeping, and labeling provisions
12 December 2017
22 March 2018
Import certification provisions
12 December 2018
22 March 2019
Provisions applicable to producers of laminated products