Woodworking Industry News

What woodworkers need to know about the EPA Formaldehyde Regulation

EPA’s regulation addressing formaldehyde emissions in composite panels is very consistent with CARB. While the regulation includes a narrow group of veneered panels, it does not include other veneer types, papers or other decorative overlays commonly used with composite wood. Products made with these are considered to be finished goods and must use compliant composite wood substrates. EPA's requirements go into effect Dec. 12, 2017, with limited exceptions.

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Lead Renovation Reform Gets Thumbs Up by Remodeling Groups

Reforms to lead abatement rules for professional renovators and remodelers were introduced in the U.S. Senate, and both the Window & Door Makers and the National Lumber & Building Materials Dealers associations signed on. The law, say the groups, would reduce costly requirements of Environmental Protection Agency rules for which they says EPA has provided inadequate support.

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NLBMDA Urges EPA to Allow Online Refresher Training

In response to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposal to modify the refresher training requirements under the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) is urging the agency to adopt the proposal to eliminate the requirement that refresher training for a certified renovator have a hands-on component.