WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses to participate in an advocacy review panel focusing on formaldehyde.

The agency plans to implement regulations for the new Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, enacted in July 2010. The proposed regulation will establish limits for composite wood products, including hardwood plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard.

The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires EPA to establish a federal panel for rules that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small organizations. The panel will include representatives from the Small Business Administration, the Office of Management and Budget and EPA. The panel will ask a selected group of small entity representatives (SERs) to provide advice and recommendations on behalf of their company, community, or organization to inform the panel on impacts of the proposed rule.

Self-nominations may be submitted through the link below and must be received by November 2, 2010.

More Information: http://www.epa.gov/sbrefa/formaldehyde.htm.

Read the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's press release.

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