Comments filed on EPA formaldehyde TSCA scoping document

5 June 2020


The Federal Wood Industries Coalition (FWIC), which consists of 12 trade associations including The Composite Panel Association (CPA), has filed comments on Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) draft formaldehyde Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) scoping document.

There is support for the EPA’s decision to separate out composite wood panels which are regulated under TSCA Title VI but the submission also requests clarification on the scope of the exemption as it relates to component parts and finished goods.

The EPA is urged to extend the exemption in the TSCA scoping document to those wood products that had been excluded from TSCA Title VI (and CARB’s ATCM) due to low emissions, including hardboard.

The EPA has also extended the self-identification deadline for TSCA fees from May 27 to June 15, 2020

The EPA has issued clarifications to the list of responsible stakeholders and a new rulemaking process which exempts stakeholders that either import the chemical substance in an article, produce the chemical substance as a by-product or import the chemical substance as an impurity.