Relevant for: Hardlines, Toys & children's products
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||12 December 2023||22 March 2024|