Arauco South America and EPA TSCA Title VI, Formaldehyde Standard for Composite Wood ProductsOthers Environment
On March 13, 2018 the US District Court for the Northern District of California, issued an order addressing the litigation over the December 12, 2018 compliance date for the formaldehyde standards for composite wood products, establishing the following relevant compliance dates:
- By June 1, 2018, regulated composite wood panels and finished products containing such composite wood panels that are manufactured (in the United States) or imported (into the United States) must be certified as compliant with either TSCA Title VI or the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measures (ATCM) Phase II emission standards, which are set at identical levels, by a Third-Party Certifier (TPC) approved by CARB and Recognized by EPA. Previously, these products were required to be TSCA Title VI compliant by December 12, 2018.
- Until March 22, 2019, regulated products certified as compliant with CARB ATCM Phase II emissions standard must be labeled as compliant with either the TSCA Title VI or CARB ATCM Phase II emissions standards.
- After March 22, 2019, the products must be certified and labeled as TSCA Title VI compliant.
We are now announcing that Arauco South American Composite Wood Panels installations located in Brazil and Chile have already moved to full TSCA certification. This certification and associated labeling has been taking place since the middle of March 2018.
Our goal is to ensure our customers continue to have the highest levels of trust regarding formaldehyde emission levels from our products and our ongoing excellence on regulatory compliance.
Please contact your respective sales representative if further details are required.
Composite Panels Corporate Industrial Director
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