The publications below provide information related to California Air Resources Board's (CARB) airborne toxic control measure (ATCM) to limit the amount of formaldehyde in composite wood products. The ATCM focuses on three composite wood products: hardwood plywood (HWPW), particleboard (PB), and medium density fiberboard (MDF) and requires HWPW, PB, MDF and finished good such as flooring, cabinets, picture frames, to comply with CARB's stringent formaldehyde emission standards.
CARB's ATCM applies to manufacturers, distributors, importers, fabricators, retailers, and third-party certifiers of composite wood products and finished goods that contain composite wood products, that are sold, offered for sale, supplied, used, or manufactured for sale in California.
|U.S. EPA and CARB Comparison Table||May 2019|
Regulatory FAQs for consumers and specific FAQs for retailers, distributors, importers, and manufacturers:
|Requirements for Fabricators||June 2015|
|Facts about Flooring||English||March 2015|
|Requirements for Retailers of Finished Goods||September 2012|
|Requirements for Manufacturers of HWPW, PB, and MDF||September 2012|
|What Retailers of Panels and Finished Goods Need to Know||January 2011|
|What Retailers of Finished Goods Need to Know||January 2011|
Airborne Toxic Control Measure to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products
|Final Report on the Identification of Formaldehyde as a Toxic Air Contaminant||English||July 1992|