All Valencia Floors are made with formaldehyde-free adhesive and are CARB-Phase 2 compliant in order to continue our commitment to producing environmentally sustainable materials.
The world’s strictest formaldehyde emission standards for composite wood products took effect in California starting Jan. 1, 2009. This means particleboard, medium density fiberboard (MDF) and hardwood plywood manufactured for sale or use in California must comply with the new California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations. The Federal EPA is monitoring the CARB rule and conducting its own risk analysis of the dangers of formaldehyde emission levels for implementing a national wood products emission standard in the near future.
Lacey Act Compliant
The Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. §§ 3371-3378) legislation requires all importers to declare the species and country of origin of any wood product. The Lacey Act makes it unlawful to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any wood that comes from illegally logged trees. The Lacey Act is intended to protect forests worldwide from deforestation and prevent illegitimate wood products from entering the United States.
The Lacey Act, originally signed into law in 1900, is a conservation law that focuses on the illegal commercial transportation of wildlife and non-native species. In May 2008, a new bill (Section 8204) extended provisions to the Lacey Act to address the global illegal logging trade.
The Lacey Acts creates a fair playing field for wood manufactures that follow the high level of standards imposed and eradicates illegally logged wood that is often the cause of wood flooring sold below market price.
In an effort to control and eliminate illegally logged trees, Valencia hardwoods Floors supports and abides by the Lacey Act to ensure its customers the best quality wood flooring with environmentally friendly measures. All Valencia Floors are Lacey Act compliant.