- WEB EXCLUSIVE
- PE COFFEEHAUS
The agency said it plans to issue an advance notice of proposed rulemaking in fall 2008. The agency is pursuing this course of action following review of a petition submitted under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The petition requested that the federal government nationally adopt a California regulation to control formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products and extend the rule to include composite wood products in manufactured homes.
The TSCA Section 21 citizens’ petition was submitted by the Sierra Club, a number of other environmental organizations, as well as a large number of private citizens. The agency said it will work closely with the Department of Housing and Urban Development on issues related to manufactured housing.