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Informational Webinar on Formaldehyde Regulations that Go in to Effect January 2009

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The Western Home Furnishings Association (WHFA) announced that they will be holding an informational webinar presented by the California Air Resources Board for home furnishings retailers scheduled on September 25, 2008, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. (PDT), and designed to bring furniture retailers up-to-date on California’s new composite wood product regulation. Beginning January 1, 2009 any composite wood product, or finished good containing composite wood products (a.k.a. finished good, such as furniture, cabinets, etc.), intended for the California market, must meet California’s clean air emission standards limiting formaldehyde emissions. The regulation addresses three types of commonly used composite wood products– hardwood plywood, particleboard and medium-density fiberboard. Responsibility for compliance will run through each link in the commercial chain of control and each will be held liable and subject to enforcement actions. The webinar will focus on describing the basic elements of the regulation, retailers’ compliance requirements, and enforcement program update. Space is limited for the webinar. Reserve your space today at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/287389634 For more information on the new regulation or the webinar visit the WHFA website at www.WHFA.org or contact Sharron Bradley at (800) 422-3778 or sbradley@whfa.org.

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