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EPA Delay of Formaldehyde Limits for Wood Products Overturned

Feb. 16, 2018, 11:08 PM

Lumber companies and other manufacturers using wood must immediately meet formaldehyde emissions limits for their products after a federal judge ruled Feb. 16 that the EPA’s attempt to postpone the standards was illegal.

The Environmental Protection Agency, under the Formaldehyde Standards in Composite Wood Products Act, sets limits on the amounts of formaldehyde that can be released from manufactured wood products used in cabinets and furniture as well as for the travel trailers used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to house families displaced by hurricanes.

The Trump administration had sought to push the compliance date for those standards back...

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