Consultation on the proposed Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations and proposed Directive Concerning Formaldehyde Emission Testing – Closed consultation
Current status: Closed
This consultation ran from June 29, 2019 to September 12, 2019.
This consultation sought comments on the ability of the proposed regulations and the proposed directive to reduce formaldehyde emissions in indoor air and the ability of stakeholders to meet the proposed requirements.
Who was the focus of this consultation?
We engaged with:
- industry stakeholders and association members
- non-governmental organizations
- provincial, territorial and local governments
- the general public
Key questions for discussion
Ideas and inputs were sought around the following topics:
- the expected impacts of the proposed regulations on stakeholder organizations
- views on the effectiveness of the proposed regulations in reducing emissions of formaldehyde from composite wood products to indoor air
- stakeholders perceived ability to follow these proposed regulations and respect the proposed formaldehyde emission limits, including any foreseen difficulties in following them
- stakeholders ability to have formaldehyde emission testing conducted based on the methods proposed in the regulations and the proposed directive
- for stakeholders who routinely conduct formaldehyde emission testing, the existing test method for determining formaldehyde emissions released from composite wood products; including alternative test methods
The input that was gathered through this process will be considered in the development of the final Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products Regulations and Directive Concerning Formaldehyde Emission Testing.
Director, Forest Products and Fisheries Act
Environmental Protection Branch
Environment and Climate Change Canada
Place Vincent Massey, 19th Floor
351 St-Joseph Boulevard
Gatineau, QC K1A 0H3
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