Creosote Council Blog

New Article on Wood Preservative Regulation: Scope and Application of the FIFRA Treated Articles Exemption

New Article on Wood Preservative Regulation: Scope and Application of the FIFRA Treated Articles Exemption

In December 2019, Dave Webb, the Creosote Council’s Administrative Director, and Lawrence Ebner, founder of Capital Appellate Advocacy PLLC in Washington, DC, published a peer-reviewed article titled "Scope and Application of the FIFRA Treated Articles Exemption" in the Journal of Transportation Technologies. The paper discusses the U.S. Environmental Agency’s potential improper expansion of its authority under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the federal...

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Report: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Creosote-Treated Wood vs. Non-Treated Wood Materials

Report: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Creosote-Treated Wood vs. Non-Treated Wood Materials

Stephen T. Smith, P.E., authored an article on the cost-benefit analysis of creosote-treated wood compared to non-treated wood materials. The introduction is extracted here: Creosote-treated wood products have been a vital part of our nation’s physical infrastructure for more than a century. Because they are so cost effective, wood products such as railway ties, cross ties, and bridge timbers, utility poles, and marine and foundation piling that are pressure- treated with creosote continue to...

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Creosote: Four Decades of EPA Review – and Continuous Federal Registration

Creosote: Four Decades of EPA Review – and Continuous Federal Registration

For almost 70 years, coal tar-derived creosote has been federally registered for use as a wood preservative. During the past 40 years, the risks and benefits of creosote, like those of other major industrial wood preservatives, have been reevaluated by U.S. EPA in three successive and comprehensive review processes - Special Review, Reregistration Review, and, currently, Registration Review. These reviews have resulted in an updated and expanded scientific database for creosote, and improved...

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Video: Creosote Council – Proper Use of Creosote When Pressure Treating Wood

Video: Creosote Council – Proper Use of Creosote When Pressure Treating Wood

This video, "Proper Use of Creosote When Pressure Treating Wood," is a production of the Creosote Council. https://vimeo.com/17291899 The Creosote Council is a non-profit, tax-exempt, non-standard setting, product stewardship organization composed of the principal registrants of creosote in the United States. As part of its product stewardship role, the Council also represents North American creosote wood treaters on legislative and regulatory issues. The Council serves as a national and...

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