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Resources and Guidance Materials, with Translations, for the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Rule

EPA is providing the following guidance materials on the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products final rule pursuant to Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). These materials are meant to assist consumers and regulated stakeholders in understanding the rule requirements. These resources include fact sheets, frequently asked questions (FAQs) for consumers and regulated stakeholders, webinars and small entity compliance guides. Read the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products final rule.

The effective date of the final rule has been delayed to May 22, 2017. Read the Federal Register notice extending the effective date.

Material on this page will be updated to reflect changes to the formaldehyde rule requirements following the March 13, 2018 court order and joint stipulation. Learn more about this action and other rule amendments.

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Fact Sheet

EPA developed the following fact sheet to provide an overview of the formaldehyde emission standards final rule.

Read the fact sheet on the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products final rule

Frequently Asked Questions

EPA developed FAQs to address concerns stakeholders may raise regarding implementation of the formaldehyde final rule.

Compliance Guides for Small Entities

EPA developed the following compliance guides for small entities, as required by the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996. These guides are intended to assist small businesses regulated under the formaldehyde emission standards final rule. These guides have been updated to reflect changes to the formaldehyde rule requirements following the March 13, 2018 court order and joint stipulation.

Webinars

EPA hosted several webinars that covered the requirements of the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products final rule.

In early 2018, EPA will host two webinars to demonstrate how to submit a Third-Party Certifier annual report under TSCA Title VI.  Learn more.

Final Rule Response to Comments

EPA provided the following response to comments document for comments received during the proposed rule comment period. This document accompanied the issuance of the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products final rule. This is a useful resource for stakeholders to help address questions that may arise regarding the final rule requirements.

See the response to comments document available in the final rule docket Exit