Several upcoming webinars hosted by EPA will cover requirements of the agency’s recent rule for formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products. The rule, which was finalized in July and published in the Federal Register on Dec. 12, 2016, is intended to reduce the public’s exposure to formaldehyde vapors from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the U.S. The new rule implements the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act of 2010, which added Title VI to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and established limits for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products that are sold, manufactured, or imported into the U.S.
EPA will hold separate webinars specific to the different categories of entities regulated under the rule, including third-party certifiers; accreditation bodies; importers, distributors, and retailers; panel producers; and fabricators and laminated product producers. A webinar for general audiences scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 21, will cover topics such as regulated product definitions, emission limits, manufacture-by dates, product exemptions, impacted entities’ responsibilities under TSCA Title VI, and compliance timelines. Registration for the webinars is free.
A full list of scheduled webinars is available on EPA’s website.