Deadline Approaching for EPA Formaldehyde Compliance

Effective March 22, 2019 importers of certain composite wood products will be responsible for compliance with the formaldehyde emissions standards under the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Title VI. The TSCA Title VI formaldehyde emissions standards apply to three types of composite wood products: 

  1.  hardwood plywood 

  2.  medium-density fiberboard (MDF) 

  3.  particleboard 

The foreign producer must have the products tested and certified by an EPA-recognized 3rd party.

To assist importers with the new requirements, CBP is partnering with the EPA to offer a webinar on March 6 that will cover the importers responsibilities under this regulation.   

Please contact Vandegrift with any questions regarding compliance with this regulation.