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August 24th, 2018
SNAP Regulations Update (Rule 22)

The US Environmental Protection Agency has published a final SNAP rule modifying the use conditions required for the use of three flammable refrigerants in new household refrigerators, freezers and combo refrigerator/freezers. The final rule will now reference UL 60335-2-24 (2nd Edition, 2017). For more information, please contact Read the full announcement here > 

May 23rd, 2018
EPA Formaldehyde Labeling Effective Date Has Been Changed

On March 2018, in response to a court order and joint stipulation document issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued an update to the compliance dates for products and groups subject to TSCA Title VI.  The new compliance date amendment (gathered from… read more

September 8th, 2017
EPA Extends Compliance Dates for the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Rule

 The dates for compliance to the EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products rule have been extended. EPA has made a prepublication of this rule available here. The final rule extends: The December 12, 2017 date for emission standards, recordkeeping, and labeling provisions until December 12, 2018; The December 12, 2018 date for import… read more

July 10th, 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Approved UL LLC as a Licensed Certification Body for Their WaterSense® Program

On June 2, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved UL LLC as a licensed certification body for their WaterSense® program. This service, which will be managed by UL’s Plumbing Products and Water System Program, allows manufacturers to prove their products use less water without compromising product performance. “Our customers have been asking us to… read more

May 25th, 2017
New Proposed Effective Dates for TSCA Title VI Implementation

  Composite wood products, including hardwood plywood, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and particleboard are used in a variety of products such as flooring, furniture, cabinetry and building materials. A national standard for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, designed to closely mirror the existing standards established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), has been… read more

January 4th, 2017
UL GREENGUARD Certification Now Included in EPA Standards for US Federal Government

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that UL GREENGUARD Certification is now included in the EPA’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for US federal government procurement. These recommendations are the result of a multi-year stakeholder process, jointly led by the EPA and General Services Administration (GSA), and are designed to put a more… read more

December 15th, 2016
EPA Formaldehyde Rule Published in the Federal Register

  The long awaited EPA regulation on formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products, TSCA Title VI, was published in the Federal Register on December 12, 2016. This will set in motion requirements that will help reduce formaldehyde exposure from particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF), and hardwood plywood which are some of the most prevalent indoor… read more

August 11th, 2016
EPA Issues Final National Rule to Reduce Formaldehyde Vapors from Wood Products

The Toy Industry Association (TIA) is alerting members who manufacture, import or sell toys comprised of or containing composite wood of a final rule issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce exposure to formaldehyde vapors from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States. Source UL Blog

June 27th, 2016
United States Signs Chemical Safety Act into Law

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century. The new law updates the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), originally regulating the introduction of new or already existing chemicals used in everyday products. The new law is the first major update to environmental legislation in… read more

November 13th, 2015
EPA Releases Major Changes in Lamps V2.0 Proposal

This year, EPA has been progressing through an update to the ENERGY STAR® Lamps specification, and had released Draft 3 of the Lamps V2.0 Specification on August 6, 2015.  Typically changes from Draft 3 to the final specification are very minor, but on Friday November 6, 2015 EPA proposed major changes to the proposed requirements: Lifetime:… read more