Federal Environmental Standards
In February 2004 the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Industrial/ Commercial/ Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters – known as Boiler MACT. AHFA provides member companies with a “tool box” for Boiler MACT compliance. The documents help companies determine whether they must comply with the Boiler MACT and, if so, how to bring their facility into compliance in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible.
Go to the Boiler MACT Compliance Toolbox
Compliance Assurance Monitoring Rule
In addition to a variety of support documents, this page includes the Compliance Assurance Monitoring rule, amendment, overview and frequently asked questions.
Go to the CAM page
Department of Homeland Security Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a Final Rule for Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards. The regulation requires any facility that manufactures, uses, stores or distributes specific chemicals above a certain level to complete and submit an Internet-based “top screen” analysis using the DHS Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT).
Go to Homeland Security
EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standard
In 2010, Congress passed the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, or Title VI of the Toxic Substances Control Act. This legislation established emission standards for formaldehyde from composite wood products and directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to propose rules to enforce the Act’s provisions.
In May 2013, the EPA released its proposed rules for enforcing the formaldehyde standard. One rule includes testing requirements, laminated product provisions, product labeling requirements, chain of custody documentation requirements, a stockpiling prohibition and enforcement provisions. The second rule proposes a third-party certification framework, including requirements and responsibilities for third-party certifiers.
Go to the Formaldehyde Standard page
The 42-page final Rule of National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Surface Coating of Metal Furniture is housed on the Metal MACT page, along with a brochure that provides an overview of the final rule and various support documents.
Go the Metal MACT page
This page includes the 503-page Final Rule of National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Plywood and Composite Wood Products. In addition to the final Plywood MACT rule, the page includes a fact sheet and other support documents.
Go to the Plywood MACT page
Solid Finishing Residue Best Management Practices
AHFA has taken a proactive step toward addressing the growing concerns of handling and disposing of furniture finishing solids residue generated from various furniture finishing operations. These Best Management Practices have been reviewed by AHFA members and their suppliers and are available for other member companies to review and evaluate.
Go to Solid Finishing Residue Best Management Practices