EPA Regulations on Wood Materials

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new regulation related to the import of any composite wood materials or products containing composite wood materials. Please note the following imported related points:

  • According to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Assistance Information Service Hotline, labeling requirements for Title VI will go into effect on June 1, 2018.
  • As of March 22, 2019, for every shipment of composite wood products, or component parts or finished goods that contain composite wood products, importers will be required to sign the following certification under TSCA section 13 (positive certification statement): “I certify that all chemical substances in this shipment comply with all applicable rules or orders under TSCA and that I am not offering a chemical substance for entry in violation of TSCA or any applicable rule or order under TSCA.”
  • The certification statement will be required on either the entry document or invoice for each imported shipment of composite wood products, or component parts or finished goods that contain composite wood products.

The compliance guide published by the EPA for Importers, distributors and retailers, can be accessed here: https://www.epa.gov/formaldehyde/resources-and-guidance-materials-translations-formaldehyde-emission-standards-composite, and additional information is available here: www.epa.gov/formaldehyde. The TSCA Assistance Information Service Hotline can be contacted directly at 202-554-1404.