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About CARB ATCM 93120

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved the ‘California Composite Wood Products Regulation (CWP Regulation)’ promogulated as Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM 93120) in California Code of Regulations (CCR)which aims at reducing formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products which includes hardwood plywood (HWPW), particleboard (PB), and medium density fiberboard (MDF).

This Regulations is applicable for

Finished goods to be made with HWPW, PB, and MDF that comply with the regulatory requirements. This ATCM 93120 measure applies to all producers, distributors, importers, fabricators, retailers of HWPW, PB, MDF, and finished goods that contain composite wood products, that sell, offer for sale, or supply these products or goods for use in California (already in effect from 2009);

Ref: https://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/compwood/

About EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Rule

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final rule to implement the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, which added Title VI to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The purpose of TSCA Title VI is to reduce formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products which includes hardwood plywood (HWPW), particleboard (PB), and medium density fiberboard (MDF).

This Rule is applicable for

Finished goods to be made with HWPW, PB, and MDF that comply with the regulatory requirements. This rule applies to all producers, distributors, importers, fabricators, retailers of HWPW, PB, MDF, and finished goods that contain composite wood products, that sell, offer for sale, or supply these products or goods for use in USA by the June 1, 2018 as deadline.

Ref: https://www.regulations.gov/