Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance Toolbox

Federal and state mandates related to product safety, chemical exposure, workforce management and corporate governance multiply every year. AHFA’s comprehensive toolbox of guidance documents brings companies the insights, education and resources they need to manage compliance challenges.

Regulatory Compliance

Proposition 65

In 1986, California voters approved the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act to address growing concerns about toxic chemicals in consumer products and the environment. Better known as Proposition 65, the law requires the state to publish a list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. The list must be updated once a year, and it now contains nearly 900 chemicals.

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Regulatory Compliance

Boiler MACT

In 2004, the EPA issued a final rule to substantially reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants from industrial, commercial and institutional boilers. AHFA worked with the EPA and other stakeholders over several years to ensure that the rule, known as Boiler MACT, used a common-sense approach that exempted smaller, solid fuel, wood-fired boilers such as those used throughout most of our industry’s remaining domestic furniture factories.

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Regulatory Compliance

Formaldehyde

On December 12, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule to implement the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, which added Title VI to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The purpose of this rule is to reduce consumer and worker exposure to formaldehyde from certain wood products produced domestically or imported into the United States.

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Regulatory Compliance

Furniture Stability

ASTM International, a global leader in the development of international voluntary consensus standards, adopted the first furniture stability standard in 2000. It was updated in 2004, 2009, 2014, 2017 and again in 2019.

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Regulatory Compliance

CARB

The federal Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act adopted in 2010 and finalized six years later replaced a California regulation that long preceded it and that was known by the acronym of the agency that created it: CARB.

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