DHA Insights: April 4, 2024


In our last newsletter, I started by stating that "the Biden administration continued its regulatory onslaught on March 15 with EPA's release of a new formaldehyde risk evaluation." This rush to finalize regulations before the election appears to be a trend and a high priority. Stories featured below include new heavy truck regulations that mandate 30% zero-emission trucks in just eight years. Can you imagine electric logging trucks? In addition, regulators are reversing policy and will no longer allow the economic impact to factor into endangered species designations. 

Last week, DHA requested an extension to file comments on EPA’s draft formaldehyde risk evaluation. We are reviewing all 1,000+ pages and preparing detailed comments with our allies. We will keep members informed. We'll discuss that evaluation in more detail during our Technical Committee meeting at DHA’s Annual Meeting in Scottsdale in May. Please join us.

If you have questions or comments, contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Keith A. Christman, President
Decorative Hardwoods Association