tsca title vi plywood labeling requirements
Beginning June 1, 2018, Title VI Regulations require finished wood products made from Plywood Panels, Particleboard, MDF and TFL Melamine to be labeled as compliant with the EPA’s Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA). Composite wood
panels made or imported before June 1, 2018, may be sold at any time and may be used in finished goods and components at any time.
Fabricators must label every finished good they produce or every box or bundle containing finished goods. Finished goods must be labeled or stamped with the producer’s name, the date the good was produced, and a statement of TSCA Title VI compliance. Bills of lading, invoices, or comparable documents must be obtained and maintained for 3 years.
Obtain certification by EPA-recognized third-party certifier for covered panel product types, including those eligible for NAF/ULEF exemptions or reduced testing Comply with the following emissions limits (if no exemption):
• Hardwood Plywood = 0.05 parts per million (ppm)
• Particleboard = 0.09 ppm
• MDF = 0.11 ppm
• Thin MDF = 0.13 ppm
Quarterly testing and quality control testing
Labeling and record-keeping (bills of lading, invoices, etc.)
Labels may be on individual composite wood panels or on bundles or packaging and must include the following:
• Panel producer’s name or panel producer number
• Lot number
• EPA TSCA Title VI TPC number
• Statement that products are TSCA Title VI certified
• Optional – can label that panel is made with NAF or ULEF resins
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