New regs for Wednesday: Emissions, efficiency, financial

New regs for Wednesday: Emissions, efficiency, financial
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The regulations in Wednesday’s edition of the Federal Register affect emissions standards for wood and efficiency standards for ceiling fans.

Here’s what is happening:

Emissions: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying emission standards for composite wood products.


The EPA issued the Obama-era formaldehyde emission standards last December, but is now delaying the implementation of these rules by three months.

The emissions standards and labeling provisions will now go into effect on March 22, 2018.

Efficiency: The Department of Energy (DOE) is moving forward with Obama-era efficiency standards for ceiling fans.

Though the Trump administration has delayed many other rules from the Obama administration, the Energy Department’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy said Tuesday it will continue with this rule.

The compliance date is Jan. 21, 2020.

Finance: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is correcting a minor error in its review of the agency’s financial regulations.


The CFTC issued a request for information earlier this month as it contemplates which regulations to make “simpler, less burdensome, and less costly.”

But the request for information contained the wrong web address, which the agency updated Tuesday.

The public has until Sept. 30 to comment.