EPA Rolls Out Emission Limits For Formaldehyde In Wood

Law360, New York (May 30, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule Wednesday that established new emission limits for the chemical formaldehyde, a possible carcinogen, in domestic and imported composite wood products, standards that lawmakers have called the toughest in the world.

The agency also proposed a rule that creates a framework for accredited third parties to certify that a manufacturer's composite wood products adhere to the emission standards. The composite wood products that fall under the rules include hardwood plywood, particleboard and medium-density fiberboard.

The proposals spring from the...
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