News Analysis

Agreement Reached on CCA Phaseout

We reported last month (EBN,

Vol. 11, No. 2) that an agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the treated wood industry was expected by mid-February to eliminate residential uses of CCA-treated wood. That agreement was announced on February 12 by EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman, the American Wood Preservers Institute (AWPI), and the three manufacturers of chromated copper arsenate (CCA). This rule was published in the

Published March 1, 2002

(2002, March 1). Agreement Reached on CCA Phaseout. Retrieved from