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Doug Raymond
Doug Raymond
Doug Raymond is owner of Raymond Regulatory Resources (3R), consulting in the regulatory and governmental arena concerning consumer products. He has worked in the aerosol industry for the past twenty-two years. Doug has extensive experience interfacing with regulatory agencies, legislative bodies, corporations and trade associations. He has been a critical leader for the aerosol industry in dealing with regulations that affect the industry. Doug has been successful in building coalitions and effective compliance strategies for the consumer products industry. Currently Doug is Consultant for the National Aerosol Association (NAA) and a regular monthly contributor of “Regulatory Issues” for Spray Technology.
Articles by Doug Raymond
CARB Finally, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Consumer Product regulation on Sept. 17, 2014. This action finalizes the amendments and the U.S. Secretary of State has endorsed…
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CARB As of 1/1/2015, the new limits for the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Specialty Coating Categories (B) become effective. There are two points to consider. The first is that the Specialty Coating Categories (B)…
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CARB Finally, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff has submitted the 2013 Board approved amendments to the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). On Aug. 5, 2014 the Final Rulemaking package for the September 2013…
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CARB The California Air Resources Board (CARB) September 2013 Amendments are still not finalized by CARB staff. The 15-day comment period has come and gone. CARB staff has indicated that the amendments will be finalized…
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CARB Finally, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has released its 15-day changes to the amendments from the September 2013 board hearing. The changes can be found at http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2013/cp2013/cp2013.htm and include modifications made to some…
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CARB News from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is that its 15-day comment notice will have expired by the end of March. By the time you’re reading this, you will have hopefully seen the…
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Weights & Measures Update On Jan. 20-21, the National Conference of Weights & Measures (NCWM) held a meeting in Albuquerque, NM. During this meeting, the Laws & Regulations (L&R) committee held its Open Hearings, when…
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  CARB The California Air Resources Board (CARB) continues to work on finalizing the amendments to the Consumer Products and Aerosol Coating regulation. The fifteen-day notice should be released around the first of the year.…
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    CARB The California Air Resources Board (CARB) continues their work on Consumer Products. On Oct. 23, the CARB research division held its first meeting on the  Low Vapor Pressure (LVP) Research Study Contracts…
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    CARB On Sept 26, 2013 The California Air Resources Board (CARB) held an Executive Board hearing to adopt amendments to the Consumer Products regulation and to the Aerosol Coating Products regulation. The formation…
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  CARB The California Air Resources Board (CARB) amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation and the Aerosol Coatings Regulation are still the top priority for Industry. The board hearing was held Sept. 26, 2013. There…
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  CARB On August 7, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released their proposed amendments for the Consumer Products rule and the Aerosol Coating rule. There are now 45 days to review and comment on…
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CARB In early July, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff released, for preliminary review, the Aerosol Coatings amendments. Remember, in May, CARB delayed the Board Hearing until September 2013. The good news is not…
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  CARB In April, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) made some significant modifications to their proposed amendments to their Consumer Products volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations. CARB modified the proposed limits for the Aerosol…
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  California Air Resources Board (CARB) issues remain the topic of the industry. On April 24, CARB staff held a workshop to discuss amendments to the Consumer Products VOC regulation. CARB amendments to volatile organic…
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  CARB There are changes at the California Air Resources Board (CARB). James Goldstene had been the Executive Officer at CARB since 2007 and has now moved to a new position. Richard Corey is now…
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CARB On Feb. 24, 2013 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff held their second public workshop on their current rule development. This rule development is mainly focused on modifications to Aerosol Coatings and Aerosol…
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  This year is starting off very busily. We have the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) issue with low vapor pressue (LVPs). Now, SCAQMD will begin work…
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LVP–VOCs On Jan. 25, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) held their executive Board meeting to consider adoption of the South Coast Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP). Remember, this is the AQMP that in December…
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SCAQMD On Dec. 7, 2012 the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) held their board hearing to adopt their Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP). The AQMP included four provisions that would affect Coatings and…
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SCAQMD On Dec. 7, 2012, The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will hold a hearing on their Air Quality Management Plan (AQMP). At this hearing, the board will vote on the AQMP. One…
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There have been further attacks on the low vapor pressure (LVP) definition. Readers may recall that in May, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) discussed the LVP definition, but put off further discussions until Fall 2012. However,…
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CARB The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has posted proposed amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation. These proposed amendments are for Aerosol Coatings and Aerosol Adhesives. For Aerosol Coatings, these eight categories have proposed limits that…
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This month there is only one significant issue that affects our Industry. South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has proposed to remove the Low Vapor Pressure Volatile Organic Compounds (LVP-VOC) exemption from Consumer Products. This…
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Green Chemistry The Dept. of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) in California released their informal Draft Green Chemistry Regulation for a short preview on May 18 and asked for comments by May 29. The Draft Green Chemistry Regulation…
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CARB The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has had a drastic change in focus this month. The aerosol coating and adhesive rule has been delayed. The staff will focus their attention on Windshield Washer Fluid, Paint Thinner…
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