AWI e-briefs - 02/22/2018 (Plain Text Version)

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Court Vacates Formaldehyde Rule Emission Dates Delay

Meanwhile in another action, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said that the Environmental Protection Agency exceeded its authority in delaying the rule.  The following language from the court order notes the next steps:

“At oral argument on these motions, the parties agreed that should the Court vacate the Delay Rule, the parties would meet and confer to address the timely implementation of the Court’s order.  Accordingly, the Court STAYS this order vacating the Delay Rule until such time as the parties can address the timely and effective implementation of the compliance guidelines.  The parties shall have until March 9, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to provide the Court with a joint proposed submission or simultaneous briefing each not to exceed 15 pages to address the timing for lifting the stay and expeditious implementation of the Court’s order.”

See a news report in Woodworking Network on February 20 for more information and access to the court order.  [Return to top]