EPA Announces Earlier Compliance Date for Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products



On April 4, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the compliance date for emission standards, recordkeeping, and labeling (the manufactured-by date or import-by date) under the Formaldehyde Standards in Composite Wood Products Act (Formaldehyde Act) codified as Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been set for June 1, 2018, instead of December 12, 2018, per order of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (Sierra Club and A Cmty. Voice-Louisiana v. Pruitt, No. 4:17-cv-06293, filed Oct. 31, 2017).   83 Fed. Reg. 14375.  The court’s March 13, 2018, order issued pursuant to the stipulation and good cause shown after the February 16, 2018, order that granted plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment set the new compliance date of June 1, 2018, by lifting the stay of the February 16, 2018, order. 

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