Litigation Over Extension of Formaldehyde Compliance Date

Sierra Club, represented by Earthjustice, has filed a lawsuit against EPA Administrator Pruitt in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California San Francisco Division to require U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adhere to the earlier December 12, 2017, deadline for compliance with the Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Rule. 

EPA Publishes Direct Final Rule and Proposed Rule

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. 

AAHP Disappointed Government Pursuing Third Investigation of Imported Chinese Hardwood Plywood

The American Alliance for Hardwood Plywood (AAHP) expressed disappointment in today’s ruling by the International Trade Commission (ITC) that it will proceed with an investigation into alleged “dumping” practices of Chinese hardwood plywood to gain an unfair competitive advantage.