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The California Air Resource Board (CARB) has issued an advisory to provide guidance with labeling requirements for manufacturers, fabricators, importers, distributors and retailers of composite wood products sold in California.
On June 12, The Recreation Vehicle Industry (RVIA) board set an effective date for member manufacturers to begin using wood products that meet CARB’s new formaldehyde emissions level as a mandatory condition of membership.
Starting Jan. 1, RVIA member manufacturers will be required to build units for sale in all 50 states using wood products that comply with the CARB standard’s emission limits. By July 1, 2010, they must use wood that has been certified by an appropriate third party as meeting the CARB standard.
Compliant wood meets CARB’s emission levels while certified wood not only meets these levels but also adheres to CARB’s certification requirements as documented by a CARB approved third party agency.