Relevant for: Hardlines, Toys & children's products
On 20 March 2016, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register1 which states that the Final Rule on formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products2 has been delayed to 22 May 2017.
Original effective date of the final rule was 10 February 2017.
Reason for this deferral is that EPA would like to give their recently arrived agency officials the opportunity to learn more about these standards and to decide whether they would conduct a substantive review of the final rule. If EPA officials decide not to go for a review, the final rule will become effective on 22 May 2017. Otherwise, the final rule will be further postponed.