[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 162 (Wednesday, August 21, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 51696]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-20409]



40 CFR Part 770

[EPA-HQ-OPPT-2011-0380; FRL-9397-3]
RIN 2070-AJ44

Formaldehyde; Third-Party Certification Framework for the 
Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products; Extension of 
Comment Period

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.


SUMMARY: EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal Register of June 10, 
2013, concerning a third-party certification framework for the 
formaldehyde standards for composite wood products. After receiving 
requests for an extension, EPA extended the comment period from August 
9, 2013, to August 26, 2013. EPA received additional comments and 
believes it is appropriate to further extend the comment period in 
order to give stakeholders additional time to assess the impacts of the 
proposal, review technical documents in the docket, and prepare 
comments. This document extends the comment period from August 26, 
2013, to September 25, 2013.

DATES: Comments, identified by docket identification (ID) number EPA-
HQ-OPPT-2011-0380, must be received on or before September 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Follow the detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES 
in the Federal Register document of June 10, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For technical information contact: 
Erik Winchester, National Program Chemicals Division, Office of 
Pollution Prevention and Toxics (7404T), Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460-0001; 
telephone number: (202) 564-6450; email address: 
    For general information contact: The TSCA-Hotline, ABVI-Goodwill, 
422 South Clinton Ave., Rochester, NY 14620; telephone number: (202) 
554-1404; email address: TSCA-Hotline@epa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document extends the public comment 
period established in the Federal Register of July 23, 2013 (78 FR 
44090) (FRL-9393-9). EPA is hereby extending the comment period, which 
was set to end on August 26, 2013, to September 25, 2013.
    To submit comments, or access the docket, please follow the 
detailed instructions as provided under ADDRESSES in the June 10, 2013, 
Federal Register document (78 FR 34796) (FRL-9342-4). If you have 
questions, consult the technical person listed under FOR FURTHER 

List of Subjects in 40 CFR Part 770

    Environmental protection, Composite wood products, Formaldehyde, 
Reporting and recordkeeping, Third-party certification.

    Dated: August 15, 2013.
Louise P. Wise,
Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution 
[FR Doc. 2013-20409 Filed 8-20-13; 8:45 am]