This is mostly relevant for manufacturers, but others may find this interesting as well. Tell me:
Are you curious about annual correlations or testing emission ranges?
Does your day to day work include words like “correlation coefficients” and “equivalency” and “experimental resin provisions?”
Do you recognize ASTM D6007, E1333, and D5582, or EN 717–2 and 120?
Well, if you are a producer of a regulated composite wood panel, you probably think about these issues—and if you’re a manufacturer of engineered wood flooring, you probably will do so in the future. If so, you should sign up to listen in to the EPA’s “Public Meeting on Technical Issues under the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Final Rule” this Thursday the 28th.
Part of the goal of this meeting is to address technical issues that will eventually help TSCA better align with CARB.
Elizabeth Baldwin is Environmental Compliance Officer for Metropolitan Hardwood Floors. In her 25 plus year career in the wood industry has visited over 70 countries and hundreds of facilities of all sizes and types. She describes herself as a “jack of all wood trades.” Familiar with jungles of all sorts–having camped out along the Amazon and walked the halls of Congress–she blogs for the NWFA on both environmental and regulatory issues for educational and informational purposes only. Her blog is not intended and should not be construed as legal advice. Persons seeking legal advice on compliance with CARB, TSCA, the U.S. Lacey Act or any other law, regulation, or compliance requirement/claim should consult with the regulatory agency directly and/or a qualified legal professional.