Timber Products Company’s Plans for Formaldehyde Standard Compliance Remain on Track

As the deadline for compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Formaldehyde Emissions Standards for Composite Wood Products changes once again—now March 22, 2019—Timber Products Company remains dedicated to staying on top of this change through ongoing education and discussions with industry partners.

Epa formaldehyde

As a result, Timber Products Company continues to work closely with Decorative Hardwood Association (DHA) and the Composite Panel Association (CPA) to ensure that we will have processes in place to meet the new requirement on time. In addition, we are exploring with these certifiers the potential for establishing pre-certification, so there is not an abrupt switch in processes.

Point people at each Timber Products facility are studying every detail the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases about this requirement, attending education sessions like the EPA/HCHO Joint Industry workshop, and regularly meeting with their colleagues to discuss updates and define interpretations. Through this ongoing education, we expect to be able to rapidly put an action plan in place for consistently updating our policies once the final rule goes into effect.

We expect our customers to see few changes externally as a result of compliance with the update to Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). However, we will make a number of internal updates to our documentation as well as the frequency of our testing to guarantee that our customers get the high-quality products they expect.

If you have any questions regarding the TSCA's Title VI guidelines, don't hesitate to reach out.

Related Blog Posts

  • Tp-logo
    Timber Products to Begin Emissions Labeling Ahead of Federal Requirement

    We're ahead of schedule to meet the new federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Title VI standard, following our strong track record of responsible manufacturing processes.

    Read More
  • 5f2x9mmtsim2p0mkjzmh wood 3146991 1280
    From Seed to Finish to Equipment

    When you think of the different uses for wood, furniture and flooring come to mind. But the applications for lumber and other wood products spread far and wide, and companies across the country (and the globe) are finding ways of integrating wood, from hardwood plywood to wood laminate, into their products.

    Read More
  • 7at3mf2rqnixomziljqa softwood veneer
    Mill Spotlight: Softwood Veneer in Yreka, Calif.

    Our facility in Yreka, California manufacturers softwood veneers that are the building blocks for products manufactured at other Timber Products Company locations. The state-of-the-art facility can process up to 55 truckloads of logs each day, utilizing every part of the log.

    Read More
  • Lacey act logs
    An Inside Look at the U.S. Lacey Act

    When the Lacey Act was passed in 1900, it was focused on protecting wildlife. It was a time when the passenger pigeon was nearly extinct due to people’s infringement on the bird’s habitat, and when shipping game into other states was big business.

    Read More

Comments