WDMA Submits Comments to EPA on Major Rules

Window & Door
May 16, 2017

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association submitted written comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to a request for comment on burdensome regulations. EPA’s request for comment is to comply with a recent Executive Order by President Trump for federal departments to create task forces that will identify regulations that cause an economic burden to businesses and the economy.

WDMA's comments focused on two rules that have an impact on the industry:

The first is the Formaldehyde in Composite Wood Products Rule, which EPA finalized in December of 2016. WDMA expressed support for the rule, but urged EPA to immediately address the restriction on pre-labeling compliant products.

The second regulation was the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule. WDMA urged EPA to rectify the outstanding issues with the rule’s implementation, including the continued lack of a commercially-available lead test kit and the need to revisit the flawed economic analysis. This comment request follows a public meeting held recently by EPA to discuss specific rules promulgated under the Toxic Substances Control Act, which WDMA testified at.