EPA Publishes Direct Final Rule and Proposed Rule

July 12, 2017

EPA published a direct final rule (82 FR 31922) and a proposed rule (82 FR 31932) in Tuesday's Federal Register. These rules intend to delete Section 770.45(f), which would prohibit voluntary labeling of composite wood products or finished goods made entirely of composite wood products manufactured before the regulatory manufactured-by date. 
 
EPA is now open for adverse comments on the direct final rule before July 26. If no adverse comment is received, the direct final rule will become effective on August 25. If adverse comment is received, the direct final rule will not take effect; EPA will withdraw the direct final rule with a notice on Federal Register, and address the adverse comments in a response to comments document in a separate final rule based on the proposed rule as mentioned below.

For more information on labeling relief, please review the direct final rule and the proposed rule.