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compwood -- Composite Wood Products ATCM Public Workshop on March 18, 2014 Posted: 21 Feb 2014 13:52:35
The Air Resources Board (ARB) staff invites you to participate in a public workshop to continue discussion on proposed amendments to the Composite Wood Products Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM). At the workshop, ARB staff will discuss proposed regulatory amendments to the ATCM and will follow up on key topics presented in the November 20, 2013 public workshop, including laminated products, definition of hardboard, third party certification requirements, and labeling requirements. As indicated in previous workshop notices, amendments are being proposed to improve the ATCM and to further align the ATCM with proposed United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) regulations to the extent practicable. ARB staff is pleased to inform you that U.S. EPA representatives have agreed to participate in this workshop. We welcome your participation in this workshop. The workshop will be held at the following time and location: Date: March 18, 2014 Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) Location: Sierra Hearing Room Address: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building 1001 “I” Street, 2nd Floor Sacramento, California 95814 The workshop notice and preliminary agenda can be found at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/compwood/notice031814.pdf. Workshop documents including the draft proposed amendments to the ATCM in strikeout/underline format and presentation will be posted as they become available and will be posted on the Composite Wood Products ATCM website at the following link: http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/compwood/compwood.htm. For those unable to attend in person, this workshop will be webcast. Webcast links are posted at: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/broadcast. Questions and comments can be submitted during the workshop at: email@example.com. There is no registration required to participate in person or via webcast. The California ATCM was adopted by the ARB in 2008. The ATCM to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products establishes formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products, including hardwood plywood-veneer core (HWPW-VC), hardwood plywood-composite core (HWPW-CC), particleboard (PB), medium density fiberboard (MDF), and thin MDF. The ATCM also applies to finished goods that are made with composite wood products. The ATCM applies to panels and finished goods that are sold, supplied, offered for sale, used, or manufactured for sale in California. Businesses required to comply with the ATCM are: manufacturers, distributors, importers, fabricators, and retailers of composite wood products and finished goods that contain these products. Implementation of the ATCM is well underway, and the program is now firmly established. Both the Phase 1 and Phase 2 formaldehyde emission standards have been implemented. Implementation of the Composite Wood Products ATCM is helping to reduce the public’s exposure to formaldehyde, which has been identified as a toxic air contaminant. For additional information please visit the Composite Wood Products ATCM website at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/compwood/compwood.htm. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Angela Csondes, Air Pollution Specialist at (916) 445-4448 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips.