- Emissions, recordkeeping and labeling provisions – March 22, 2018
- Import certification – March 22, 2019
- Laminated products – March 22, 2024
The federal regulation that addresses formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products sold in the U.S. was published Dec. 12. Here's what you need to know.
The federal regulation that definitively addresses formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products sold in the United States was first published in the Federal Register on Dec. 12, 2016, by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. If properly enforced, the regulation can ensure that all products – both domestic and imported composite wood panels and the finished products containing them – meet the world’s most stringent standards for formaldehyde emissions. It also marks the culmination of over 30 years of product stewardship by the composite wood industry, which through voluntary efforts and consistent and progressive work with regulators, has successfully developed products that consistently meet or exceed these tough standards. - Jackson Morill, president of the Composite Panel Association.