New Deadline: US Court Sets June 1st 2018 as US TSCA Title VI Formaldehyde Rule Compliance Date

A US federal court has set June 1st, 2018as the filing date for the TSCA Title VI Formaldehyde Rule for Wood Products, i.e. European products containing composite wood covered by the TSCA Title VI Formaldehyde Regulation are subject to mandatory labeling and may only use TSCA Title VI compliant or CARB 2 certified composite wood materials. Emission labels such as, for example, Greenguard or Blue Angel will NOT comply with the TSCA Title VI requirements.

 

Background: Last year, the Trump administration issued a ruling that extended the deadline for compliance with the TSCA Title VI regulation until December 2018. Several NGOs filed suit in October 2017, arguing that the EPA has no power to delay its implementation. In March 2018, a Federal Court made a decision in their favor. In an order, the court has set the date for compliance with the TSCA Title VI Formaldehyde Rule on June 1st 2018.

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