ultra low-emitting formaldehyde resin

(10) Ultra low-emitting formaldehyde resin (A) In general (i) The term “ultra low-emitting formaldehyde resin” means a resin in a composite wood product that meets the emission standards in subparagraph (C) as measured by— (I) 2 quarterly tests conducted pursuant to test method ASTM E–1333–96 (2002) or, subject to clause (ii), ASTM D–6007–02; and (II) 6 months of routine quality control tests pursuant to ASTM D–6007–02 or ASTM D–5582 or such other routine quality control test methods as may be established by the Administrator through rulemaking. (ii) Test results obtained under clause (i)(I) or (II) by any test method other than ASTM E–1333–96 (2002) must include a showing of equivalence by means established by the Administrator through rulemaking. (B) Inclusions The term “ultra low-emitting formaldehyde resin” may include— (i) melamine-urea-formaldehyde resin; (ii) phenol formaldehyde resin; and (iii) resorcinol formaldehyde resin. (C) Emission standards (i) The Administrator may, pursuant to regulations issued under subsection (d), reduce the testing requirements for a manufacturer only if its product made with ultra low-emitting formaldehyde resin meets the following emission standards: (I) For hardwood plywood, no higher than 0.05 parts per million of formaldehyde. (II) For medium-density fiberboard— (aa) no higher than 0.06 parts per million of formaldehyde for 90 percent of 6 months of routine quality control testing data required under subparagraph (A)(ii); and (bb) no test result higher than 0.09 parts per million of formaldehyde. (III) For particleboard— (aa) no higher than 0.05 parts per million of formaldehyde for 90 percent of 6 months of routine quality control testing data required under subparagraph (A)(ii); and (bb) no test result higher than 0.08 parts per million of formaldehyde. (IV) For thin medium-density fiberboard— (aa) no higher than 0.08 parts per million of formaldehyde for 90 percent of 6 months of routine quality control testing data required under subparagraph (A)(ii); and (bb) no test result higher than 0.11 parts per million of formaldehyde. (ii) The Administrator may not, pursuant to regulations issued under subsection (d), exempt a manufacturer from third party certification requirements unless its product made with ultra low-emitting formaldehyde resin meets the following emission standards: (I) No higher than 0.04 parts per million of formaldehyde for 90 percent of 6 months of routine quality control testing data required under subparagraph (A)(ii). (II) No test result higher than 0.05 parts per million of formaldehyde for hardwood plywood and 0.06 parts per million for particleboard, medium-density fiberboard, and thin medium-density fiberboard.

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15 USC § 2697(a)(10)


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