Final Formaldehyde Rule Published

Four months after being announced, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products rule was published today in the Federal Register.

Thanks to NAHB’s intervention, the final rule is significantly changed from the draft initially released by EPA, including clarification of language that makes it clear that remodelers are not subject to compliance under the definition of “fabricators.”

The final rule is effective Feb. 10, and compliance with a majority of the requirements will go into effect one year after publication, which will be Dec. 12, 2017.

For additional information, read this NAHB analysis or contact Tamra Spielvogel at 800-368-5242 x8327.

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