March 22, 2019 Deadline for Importer Certification Under EPA Formaldehyde Emissions Standard

Beginning on March 22, 2019, the importers of composite wood products must ensure that goods are certified as compliant and labelled as ‘TSCA Title VI Compliant’ in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The products included are: hardwood plywood, medium-density fiberboard, and particleboard, as well as household and other finished goods containing these products.

Importers will be responsible to certify at the time of entry that the wood is compliant with the TSCA (or not subject to TSCA), to keep compliance verification records for 3 years (i.e. invoice, bill of lading) and make records available to the EPA if requested.

For more information, see the EPA Website – Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products. Additionally, the EPA is hosting two webinars detailing the importer’s responsibilities, on February 26 and March 6.