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ICC News Release
For Immediate Release
July 18, 2017
Contact: Whitney Doll
(202) 568-1798

EPA approves ICC-ES as a third-party certifier

ICC-ES can now provide certification services under the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Rule

BREA, CALIF. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) as a recognized Third-Party Certifier under the Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products Rule.

ICC-ES, the industry leader in building product evaluation and certification, is one of only 20 providers worldwide approved by the EPA to test that composite wood products sold, supplied, offered for sale, imported to or manufactured in the U.S. are compliant with the formaldehyde emission standards found in the rule. Composite wood products include hardwood plywood, particleboard, medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and thin MDF.

“We are pleased to be one of the few organizations recognized by the EPA to provide these certifications,” said ICC-ES President Shahin Moinian, P.E. “We have been providing exceptional building product certifications to our clients for decades, and this achievement will allow us to expand our service offerings and add more value and options to our clients.”
For the full list of providers and for more information about the formaldehyde emission standard, click here.

About the International Code Council
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.

About ICC Evaluation Service
A nonprofit, limited liability company, ICC Evaluation Service is the United States’ leading evaluation service for innovative building materials, components and systems. ICC-ES Evaluation Reports, Building Product Listings and Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas Listings provide evidence that products and systems meet requirements of codes and technical standards. ICC-ES is a member of the ICC Family of Companies.