EPA Delays Formaldehyde Wood Emissions Rule

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday granted requests to extend the comment period on proposed emission limits for the chemical formaldehyde in domestic and imported composite wood products, finding that the public needed more time to evaluate the rule.

The deadline for commenting on the proposal, which was unveiled in May and includes provisions for testing and record-keeping requirements, as well as product labeling, will now last until Oct. 9. The extension gives the public an additional 30 days to provide input on the tough new...
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