MHI staff has held several meetings with key U.S. Senate staff regarding S. 1660, the "Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act." This legislation would require all finished wood products to comply with the California CARB standard regarding formaldehyde emissions. MHI has serious concerns with this legislation because among other things, it specifically singles out manufactured homes and RVs as being subject to the CARB formaldehyde standards. In addition, S.1660 would effectively transfer jurisdiction from HUD to EPA regarding formaldehyde regulation for manufactured homes. MHI will continue to meet and to work with key Senate offices during the legislative process.
Source: MHI Newswire