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Roseburg meets California (CARB) Phase 1 Emissions Standard

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Roseburg is happy to confirm that CPA, Third Party Certifier (TPC-1) has completed its evaluation of the Roseburg’s compliance with California (CARB) Phase 1 Air Resources Board Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) 93120. All our products regulated by ATCM are compliant with the measure. Furthermore, certificates have been issued that confirm all manufacturing facilities producing particleboard (PB), medium density fiberboard (MDF), and hardwood plywood meet or exceed the formaldehyde emissions standards outlined in the measure. Plant certification certificates are available at Roseburg.com. In accordance with the ruling, all composite panels and hardwood plywood products manufactured by Roseburg are placarded and invoiced with the appropriate CARB statements. Certification of CARB Phase 1 compliance ensures our supply chain to the customer is not interrupted.

In April 2007, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency, voted to implement new limits for formaldehyde emitted from composite wood products. These new limits will be implemented in two phases. Starting January 1, 2009, California will begin regulating the formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products (particleboard, MDF, and hardwood plywood) sold in the state or used to make finished goods offered for sale in the state. All products containing composite wood products must comply with the new regulation. When the final limits are fully in place in 2012, the regulation will establish the toughest emission standard in the world. Both imported and domestic products are regulated and must be third–party certified and clearly labeled to indicate they meet California’s requirements.

For further information, please visit:
CARB: http://www.arb.ca.gov/toxics/compwood/compwood.htm
Composite Panel Association (CPA): www.pbmdf.com, www.carbrule.org
Hardwood Plywood & Veneer Association (HPVA): www.hpva.org

Or contact Roseburg directly at:
Mark Graham, Composite Panels Product Engineer
989-705-2316
markgr@rfpco.com

Marianne Nowotny, Hardwood Panels Technical Director
541-679-2722
mariannen@rfpco.com

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