NWFA Comments on Proposed Canadian Formaldehyde Regulations

The National Wood Flooring Association has submitted comments on the draft Canadian Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations.

Comments from the NWFA stress that the wood products industry is already well-regulated, and that it hopes to see Canada build its emissions program by leveraging the existing international infrastructure.

The NWFA requested that the Canadian emissions program align as closely as possible to the two programs already regulating the US industry, the California Air Resources Board’s Air Toxic Control Measure 93120 (“CARB 93120”) and the US Toxic Substances Control Act/The Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act of 2010 (“TSCA Title VI”). Most Canadian panel producers and flooring companies are familiar with and already compliant with these two programs.

The NWFA believes it is vital to build off of existing programs not only to minimize the financial impact on all companies in the market chain but also to reduce the risk of confusion among both the industry and the consumer.

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