AWI e-briefs - 12/17/2009 (Plain Text Version)

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Another Step for Formaldehyde Legislation

The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has passed the Formaldehyde Standards for /Composite Wood Act, S. 1660 on December 11, 2009 Originally introduced by two Senators, Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Crapo (R-ID), the legislation directs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish a national emission standard under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

As previously reported in the September 17, 2009 edition of AWI e-briefs, the Composite Panel Association is backing the legislation along with a range of supporters that include labor and health organizations.

According to the December 15th issue of ISW Online (free subscription), the "full Senate is expected to act on the bill in January." The measure has 18 co-sponsors.  [Return to top]