Emissions of Tetrachlorobiphenyls (PCBs 47, 51, and 68) from Polymer Resin on Kitchen Cabinets as a Non-Aroclor Source to Residential Air - Nicholas J. Herkert, Jacob C. Jahnke, and Keri C. Hornbuckle
Earlier this week a Northern California federal district judge approved Sierra Club and EPA's joint proposed order on a new compliance date for the Formaldehyde Rule. The approved order did not show any changes from the submitted proposed order.
On February 16 a California federal trial judge recently declared unlawful and vacated the December 2018 compliance deadline for the Formaldehyde Rule governing composite wood products.
Earlier this week EPA published a prepublication notice on the proposed “correlation” rule allowing TPC the use of small chambers to test formaldehyde emission levels.
KCMA, in conjunction with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Wood Products Association (IWPA), filed an Amicus Brief last week in the Sierra Club v. Pruitt litigation.
On Friday, December 1, the International Trade Commission (ITC) delivered its final ruling in the Hardwood Plywood anti-dumping and countervailing duties case.
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.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a direct final rule Oct. 25 to update several voluntary consensus standards in the rule governing Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products.
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) posted an outreach guidance Sept. 29 about the relationship between the CARB formaldehyde rule and the EPA formaldehyde rule, indicating that manufacturers can use a statement such as “TSCA Title VI compliant” to comply with the CARB 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.