Formaldehyde emissions, composite wood products (ICS code(s): 03.120; 13.020; 79.020)
Voluntary Consensus Standards Update; Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products
On 29 March 2022, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to update of the incorporation by reference of several voluntary consensus standards in the Agency's formaldehyde standards for composite wood products regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Two additional voluntary consensus standards that are incorporated by reference in the existing regulations were updated by the issuing standards organization after the public comment period for the 29 March 2022, proposed rule ended. EPA is now proposing to update the incorporation by reference of the two additional voluntary consensus standards in the formaldehyde standards for composite wood products regulations.
EPA is specifically soliciting comment on the proposed inclusion of ANSI A208.1-2022 Particleboard and ANSI A208.2-2022 Medium Density Fiberboard to update the incorporation by reference (IBR) of these two voluntary consensus standards issued by the Composite Panel Association (CPA) in 40 CFR 770.99 to reflect the most recent editions. The supplemental proposed rule would require regulated entities to adhere to the updated editions of the voluntary consensus standards when complying with the requirements of 40 CFR part 770.
DATES: Comments must be received on or before 20 October 2022.