EPA Formaldehyde Emissions Rule Coming Out Soon

A final rule restricting formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products will be published in the Federal Register within 10 days, the EPA told Bloomberg BNA yesterday.

The agency was expected to release the regulation by Jan. 1, 2013.

That date came from the 2010 Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, which amended the Toxic Substances Control Act to require the EPA to set formaldehyde emissions limits. 

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“Barring any substantive changes from the pre-publication version, we look forward to the release of the final EPA rule and its implementation,” Jackson Morrill, president of the Composite Panel Association, told Bloomberg BNA yesterday in an e-mail.
Morrill referred to the pre-publication version of the rule (RIN:2070-AJ44) that the agency released on July 27. At the time, EPA said the official, final version would soon be published in the Federal Register, but to date it has not been released. 

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