Formaldehyde; Third-Party Certification Framework for the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products

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40 CFR Part 770
[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0380; FRL-9397-3]
RIN 2070-AJ44

Formaldehyde; Third-Party Certification Framework for the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products; Extension of Comment Period


Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Proposed rule; extension of comment period.


EPA issued a proposed rule in theFederal Registerof June 10, 2013, concerning a third-party certification framework for the formaldehyde standards for composite wood products. After receiving requests for an extension, EPA extended the comment period from August 9, 2013, to August 26, 2013. EPA received additional comments and believes it is appropriate to further extend the comment period in order to give stakeholders additional time to assess the impacts of the proposal, review technical documents in the docket, and prepare comments. This document extends the comment period from August 26, 2013, to September 25, 2013.


Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0380, must be received on or before September 25, 2013.


Follow the detailed instructions as provided underADDRESSESin theFederal Registerdocument of June 10, 2013.

For Further Information Contact

For technical information contact: Erik Winchester, National Program Chemicals Division, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7404T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; telephone number: (202) 564-6450; email address:

For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 554-1404; email address:

Supplementary Information

This document extends the public comment period established in theFederal Registerof July 23, 2013 (78 FR 44090) (FRL-9393-9). EPA is hereby extending the comment period, which was set to end on August 26, 2013, to September 25, 2013.

To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the detailed instructions as provided underADDRESSESin the June 10, 2013,Federal Registerdocument (78 FR 34796) (FRL-9342-4). If you have questions, consult the technical person listed underFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 770

Environmental protection, Composite wood products, Formaldehyde, Reporting and recordkeeping, Third-party certification.

Dated: August 15, 2013.
Louise P. Wise,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-20409 Filed 8-20-13; 8:45 am]
Comment Period Closed
ID: EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0380-0083
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Date Posted: Aug 21, 2013
CFR: 40 CFR Part 770
Federal Register Number: 2013-20409
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