Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker
Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products
a.k.a. Formaldehyde - Implementation
RIN: 2070-AJ92 (What's this?)
Docket No.: Not yet available (What's this?)
Current Phase: Pre-Proposal (What's this?)
On July 7, 2010, the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act was enacted. This law amends TSCA to establish specific formaldehyde emission limits for hardwood plywood, particleboard, and medium-density fiberboard, which limits are identical to the California emission limits for these products. The law further requires EPA to promulgate implementing regulations by January 1, 2013.
|NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review||05/03/2012|
|NPRM: Received by OMB||05/05/2012|
|NPRM: Published in FR||05/2013 (projected)|
This rule is likely to address an adverse impact on childhood lifestages, including prenatal (via exposure to women of childbearing age). The potential adverse impacts are expected to be due to exposure (i.e., children and/or women of childbearing age are more likely to be highly exposed than other lifestages).
This rulemaking involves a topic that is likely to be of particular interest to or have particular impact upon minority, low-income, tribal, and/or other vulnerable populations because:
- This topic is likely to impact the health of vulnerable populations.
- This topic is likely to impact the environmental conditions of vulnerable populations.
- This topic is likely to present an opportunity to address an existing disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations.
This rulemaking is expected to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise may be of interest to our international trading partners.
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- Likely to have any adverse economic impact on:
- small businesses
This action may place unfunded mandates on the private sector and is subject to Section 202 of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
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- NPRM - This stage of the rulemaking underwent review.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
Not Yet Determined
15 USC 2697;TSCA Section 601
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