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.

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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.

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