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.
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.
KCMA learned late yesterday that on May 6th, 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed against home improvement retailer, Lowe’s Cos. Inc. and flooring manufacturer, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., accusing the two of selling and manufacturing laminate flooring containing "dangerous levels of formaldehyde."
At the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) fall board of directors meeting held in conjunction with its Management Conference and Expo, members approved new criteria for manufacturers and suppliers applying for Environmental Stewardship Program certification. The new changes, including adoption of the new California Air Resource Board (CARB) standards for composite wood products will go into effect beginning January 1, 2009.