All Five Articles of the Regulations Cover Page and Table of Contents Article 1: Regulation for Reducing VOC Emissions from Antiperspirants and Deodorants Article 1 covers only the antiperspirants and deodorants categories. Table of VOC Limits (Excel) There is sometimes confusion over the terms "VOC regulatory" and "VOC actual" as used by CARB. This notice came as a result of CARB’s release of its Draft 2013, 2014, and 2015 Consumer and Commercial Product Survey Data and Supplemental Materials in early-December 2018. As a result, states in the Northeast, Midwest, and other states out West have tended to adopt the most recent standards from California. The quart exemption allows for the sale of coating products that are unregulated by the state’s VOC rules if sold in containers 1 liter (1.057 quart) or smaller. stream All seven state VOC regulations are modeled after the Ozone Transport Commission's "Model Rule for Consumer Products," which itself was largely modeled after the infamous California "Consumer Products Rule." Although state definitions (including exemptions) are generally the same as the EPA definition, a solvent user should be aware of the precise definition that applies in his or her state. RACT is defined as the lowest level of emissions that can be achieved taking into account technical and economic considerations. American Coatings Association  |  901 New York Avenue NW, Suite 300 West  |  Washington, DC 20001  |  (202) 462-6272, An Update on Sustainability in the Coatings Industry, Industry Update: The State of Coatings R & D, CARB to Hold Consumer Products Regulatory Workshop Nov. 7. There are, however, some regulations included in the State summaries, such as some of the VOC regulations for California, that are current as of January 1, 1985. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) notified interested stakeholders in March 2019 that it will host a Public Workshop on April 12, 2019, which will formally initiate a rulemaking to further reduce VOC emissions from consumer products. That publication is available at many libraries, and available for purchase through the Secretary of State’s office. In addition, OTC eliminated the structural waterproof adhesive category and introduced an optional three-year sell through provision. The final rule is estimated to reduce VOC emissions by 31,900 tons per year (tpy) by requiring manufacturers and importers to limit the VOC content of automobile refinish coatings. Unfortunately, the end result will be three or four different consumer products regulations in effect throughout the OTC region that industry would have to comply with. Prior to this recent 2018 update, OTC last updated its Model Rule for Consumer Products in 2012/2013 (a.k.a. VOC Regulations from US EPA, OTC, CARB, SCAQMD and Environment Canada. The official written regulations published by the Department of State are the official source for NYSDEC regulations. On an ever increasing basis, new states are issuing VOC limitations, while states with existing limitations are expanding the reaches of their regulations as well as issuing more aggressive … ACA’s main concern was that this update would further complicate the inconsistency issues in consumer products rules across the OTC region. As it stands 16 US states and Canada have adopted the more stringent 250 regulation: ACA submitted comments and testified at the OTC Spring Meeting in June 2018. Northeastern states try to keep up with California and OTC amendments, but it’s difficult to do so because California has moved rapidly to update to more stringent standards. D Rule History. Historically, California has taken the lead in crafting VOC limits for a variety of products, including adhesives and sealants. VOC-Exempt Solvents. EAGLE, I.F.P COMPANY takes great care in formulating our products to meet, or exceed, minimum standards set in states and regions throughout the country, without … So, there are five states in the OTC region that are following the OTC Phase IV Model Rule for Consumer Products (DE, NH, CT, MD, and RI), seven states that are currently following the OTC Phase II Model Rule for Consumer Products (DC, ME, MA, NJ, NY, PA, and VA), and one state that has not adopted any version of OTC’s model rule at all (VT). California endobj Canada rules were affected in September 2010 for most categories of coatings. W oi = Percent VOC by weight of each as supplied coating (i) added to the dip coating or flow coating process, expressed as a decimal fraction (that is 55% = 0.55). Since there are already inconsistency issues, adding another updated model rule would only further complicate this issue by creating additional burdens with compliance. endobj Regulations may contain typographical errors. As such, states in the OTC region have been adopting the most recent OTC model rule available at the time of their rulemaking. For General Public Information: (916) 558-1784. <> States like Pennsylvania and California have enacted VOC regulations that are far tougher than the EPA’s. To date, the following states have adopted a consumer products regulation: California; Connecticut; the District of Columbia; Delaware; Illinois; Indiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; Utah; and Virginia. 09/11/1998 - Final Rule The VOC Regulation controls the VOC contents of architectural paints/coatings, printing inks and six selected categories of consumer products (air fresheners, hairsprays, multi-purpose lubricants, floor wax strippers, insecticides and insect repellents) in phases starting from 1 April 2007. For industry, these regulations often focus on volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits for building products, including caulks, sealants, and adhesives. Prominent is the VOC regulation issued by the South Coast … "VOC regulatory" is the same as the term "VOC coating" used in many local air district rules, which is equivalent to the term "VOC, less water and exempts." The OTC model rules for consumer products contain mass-based standards for several categories of adhesives, adhesive removers, caulking compounds, paint thinners, and multi-purpose solvents. Not all of the stains that we sell are compliant for all areas. VOC (Volatile organic compounds) regulations are changing rapidly across the USA and Canada. VOC (Volatile organic compounds) regulations are changing rapidly across the the nation. VOC Regulations Beyond the Federal Level. Since then, CO APCD has held several stakeholder calls and meetings to discuss what direction the state should go in with regards to proposing and implementing a consumer products rule. Despite ACA’s comments and testimony, OTC finalized the updated model rule in June 2018 and formally adopted the Phase V Model Rule for Consumer Products on November 20, 2018. Dallas-Fort Worth area(Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise Counties) The following provides an update on state regulation of coatings consumer products. The 29 industrial source categories for which EPA has issued CTGs have been divided into three groups depending on the CTG publication date. California has been very proactive in this regard, often setting standards that are used by other states. Except as provided in subdivisions (b) through (h) of this section, no person shall: (1) manufacture, blend or repackage for sale within the State of New York; (2) supply, sell, or offer for sale within the State of New York; or. ACA’s Consumer Products Committee aims to maintain a reasonable regulatory framework for consumer coating products in the United States and elsewhere. Illinois enacted New VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) regulations for paints that went into effect on 7/1/09. A phased-in approach would also ensure that technical concerns with product performance in different climates throughout Colorado are sorted out before the adoption of more recent versions of the OTC model rule. As it stands 16 US states and Canada have adopted the more stringent 250 regulation: %PDF-1.7 Although state definitions (including exemptions) are generally the same as the EPA definition, a solvent user should be aware of the precise definition that applies in his or her state. VOCs can come from many sources. OEM and other operations using large amounts of industrial coatings have low-VOC options. This inconsistency in consumer products rules across the OTC region causes compliance issues for paint and coatings manufacturers in the Northeast. 1 0 obj endobj (3) solicit for application or apply within the department any architectural coating with a VOC content in excess of the corresponding limit specific in the table in this subdivision, after the … ACA’s Consumer Products Committee aims to maintain a reasonable regulatory framework for consumer coating products in the United States … Not all of the stains and sealers that we sell are compliant for all states. COVID 19 Information Line: 1-833-4CA4ALL (1-833-422-4255) Since there are nonattainment areas in the state, in September 2018, CO APCD announced its intention to adopt a consumer products rule aimed at reducing emissions of VOCs in the state. the OTC Phase II Model Rule) before a more stringent model rule (e.g. Varying regulatory constructs affect goods considered consumer products in the coatings industry. %���� Not all of the stains and sealers that we sell are compliant for all states. If the project is located with in the OTC region, one must comply with the applicable VOC standards since each of the OTC states adopt their own rule. ACA has been engaged in every stakeholder discussion urging CO APCD to propose and adopt an earlier version of the OTC model rule (e.g. A = The as-applied, VOC content in pound VOC per gallon (lb VOC/gal) of coating solids for a dip coating or flow coating, calculated on a thirty (30) day rolling average basis. A = The as-applied, VOC content in pound VOC per gallon (lb VOC/gal) of coating solids for a dip coating or flow coating, calculated on a thirty (30) day rolling average basis. 09/11/1998 - Final Rule Consequently, there are three different consumer products rules in effect in states throughout the OTC region right now. On April 17, 2018, OTC issued an updated draft model rule for consumer products. States, under pressure to meet their state implementation plan (SIP) commitments, often follow California’s lead—the state that regulates consumer products’ VOC content more stringently than the rest of the country. 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On an ever increasing basis, new states are issuing VOC limitations, while states with existing limitations are expanding the reaches of their regulations as well as issuing more aggressive … An electronic copy of the Kansas Administrative Regulations is available for If the State has established a Council under § 361.16(a)(2) or (b), the Council must meet the following requirements: (a) Appointment. How low-VOC products can help business VOC regulations don’t have to be the limiting factor in production for manufacturers. Many states and jurisdictions have simply adopted the CARB limits as they currently exist in late 2014, as described below. The most comprehensive regulations are issued by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) which has the responsibility for Consumer Products VOC regulations for the state of California. States, however, can set their own definitions and develop their own additional VOC regulations. This website uses cookies in order to improve and customize your browsing experience. These regulations reduce the amount of Volatile Organic Content (VOC) emitted from architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings. Table of VOC Limits (Excel) There is sometimes confusion over the terms "VOC regulatory" and "VOC actual" as used by CARB. 3 0 obj The Caulks, Sealants and Adhesives Subcommittee specifically seeks to work with regulatory bodies across the United States for rule consistency that better allows industry compliance over a patchwork of varied regulations. the OTC Phase IV Model Rule for Consumer Products). 11/23/1998 - Federal Register Correction. <> However, it’s possible that the model rule they are adopting has already been updated by the time the state has completed its rulemaking process. They are released by building materials such as carpet, linoleum, composite wood products, and insulation, to name a few. ACA raised these arguments and other industry concerns in its comments and a follow-up stakeholder call with CO APCD. Many California areas were affected as of January 2010. VOC-Exempt Solvents. The major revisions to this proposal are to reduce the VOC limit on 12 coating categories, create VOC limits for 12 additional coating categories, eliminate 15 coating categories and eliminate the quart exemption. This phased-in approach would allow the state to continue reducing emissions with the opportunity to further those reductions in the future. W oi = Percent VOC by weight of each as supplied coating (i) added to the dip coating or flow coating process, expressed as a decimal fraction (that is 55% = 0.55). 4 0 obj The following list provides some links to resources for compliance with those regulations. Rule History. State VOC regulations have to at least meet a level of stringency called Reasonably Available Control Technology – also known as RACT. There are, however, some regulations included in the State summaries, such as some of the VOC regulations for California, that are current as of January 1, 1985. These reductions represent a 33% reduction from the 1995 baseline emissions estimates. In addition to 40 CFR 59, there are also a number of State level regulations which may need to be considered. VOC regulations by state Coatings manufacturers are limited in the number of VOCs they may put in their coatings by the EPA’s Architectural Coating Rule for Volatile Organic Compounds. 11/23/1998 - Federal Register Correction. VOC (Volatile organic compounds) regulations are changing rapidly across the the nation. In particular, OTC lowered VOC limits for aerosol mist spray adhesives, aerosol web spray adhesives, multi-purpose lubricants, multi-purpose solvents, paint thinners, and sealant and caulking compounds. Not all of the stains that we sell are compliant for all areas. The definitions of VOCs used for control of precursors of photochemical smog used by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state agencies in the US with independent outdoor air pollution regulations include exemptions for VOCs that are determined to be non-reactive, or of low-reactivity in the smog formation process. The 29 industrial source categories for which EPA has issued CTGs have been divided into three groups depending on the CTG publication date. However, some volatile organic substances may be excluded from the definition of VOCs due to their low concern. As a result, ACA developed and submitted comments in February 2019 that opposed CO APCD’s proposal to adopt the OTC Phase IV Model Rule. California's Air Resources Board (CARB) has mandated limits on VOCs for a variety of consumer products used around the house to include adhesives and sealants. The updates to OTC’s model rule were based on, and consistent with, CARB’s 2015 Consumer Products Rule. The committee and staff liaise with related trade groups, government, consumer groups, and the public, in order to develop greater mutual understanding of industry products. The reality is that each of the OTC states cannot adopt rules at the same pace that California or the OTC can. To ensure that you are viewing the most current regulations, check the weekly New York State Register for recent rule adoptions that have not yet been published in the unofficial online NYCRR. VOC content is regulated in Part 205 for 52 coating categories. After adoption of the initial model rule by OTC, ACA began monitoring the actions of the individual Northeastern states seeking to adopt their own rules to make sure they adopted acceptable versions of the OTC model rule. The VOC content limits for Consumer Products by category are found in Table 1 of the Subpart, except for Antiperspirants and Deodorants, which are found in Table 2. D 2 0 obj Office equipment such as printers, copiers, and fax machines may also emit VOCs.VOCs are chemicals that have high vapor pressures an… All Five Articles of the Regulations Cover Page and Table of Contents Article 1: Regulation for Reducing VOC Emissions from Antiperspirants and Deodorants Article 1 covers only the antiperspirants and deodorants categories. RACT is defined as the lowest level of emissions that can be achieved taking into account technical and economic considerations. In the alternative, ACA recommended a phased-in approach where CO APCD would start with the adoption of the OTC Phase II Model Rule right now, and then adopt a more recent version of the OTC model rule as needed in the future. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are carbon containing chemicals that vaporize and can enter the body through normal breathing. These regulations are similar to those that have been implemented in the The Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) regions. "VOC regulatory" is the same as the term "VOC coating" used in many local air district rules, which is equivalent to the term "VOC, less water and exempts." State Regulations. Colorado is in the process of adopting a consumer products rule right now. ACA will continue advocating for a phased-in approach to the consumer products rulemaking in Colorado and will update the committee as this process continues. State VOC regulations have to at least meet a level of stringency we call RACT, or Reasonably Available Control Technology. the OTC Phase IV Model Rule). VOCs are regulated because they react with other substances in the atmosphere to form ozone, a … The VOC limitations issued by these various authorities is constantly evolving. In addition to the consumer products rulemaking activity in the Northeast, the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division (CO APCD) is also developing a consumer products regulation. The VOC limitations issued by these various authorities is constantly evolving. For industry, these regulations often focus on volatile organic compound (VOC) content limits for building products, including caulks, sealants, and adhesives. The state has 13 Air Quality Management Districts (AQMD)/Air Pollution Control Districts (APCD), each with its own set of VOC limits prescribed by products. VOC (Volatile organic compounds) regulations are changing rapidly across the USA and Canada. In the event of any conflict, the official volumes of the Kansas Administrative Regulations would control. These reductions represent a 33% reduction from the 1995 baseline emissions estimates. New language added to the regulations will prevent the packaging of coatings in 1-liter containers or smaller together for sale. As this recent OTC model rulemaking shows, there will continue to be even more inconsistencies in consumer products rules throughout the OTC region. <>/ExtGState<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/Annots[ 9 0 R 12 0 R] /MediaBox[ 0 0 792 612] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Delaware and New Hampshire both updated their consumer products rules to conform with the OTC Phase IV Model Rule in 2017, Connecticut and Maryland updated their consumer products rules to conform with the OTC Phase IV Model Rule in 2018, and Rhode Island updated its consumer products rule to conform with the OTC Phase IV Model Rule in early-2019. They are used as ingredients in paints, cleaning products, and adhesives. There is usually no detailed list of VOCs. Moreover, now that OTC has formally adopted the Phase V Model Rule for Consumer Products, states in the OTC region will likely adopt this new model rule which will cause even more inconsistency. 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