About

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.

Regulatory Issues

May 1, 2022

There has been a recent flurry of activity concerning volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). CARB Ravi Ramalingam, Branch Chief, Consumer Products & Air Quality Assessment Branch, California Air Resources Board (CARB), presented Regulation & Management of Complex Systems on March 28 to more than 240 members of the aerosol industry in Nashville, TN […]

Regulatory Issues

April 1, 2022

CARB SIP At the Feb. 24 California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Board meeting, staff presented an informational update on the State Implementation Plan (SIP). The SIP is the plan that directs CARB staff on future activities, such as rulemakings and, even more importantly, emission reductions. This is probably the most important document that affects […]

Regulatory Issues

March 1, 2022

There is significant activity going on throughout the country, starting in California with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), which has three different issues moving through individual processes. CARB SIP Released CARB hosted its third public workshop on Feb. 10 to discuss the draft State Implementation Plan (SIP). The workshop included a brief, high-level overview […]

Regulatory Issues

February 1, 2022

Canada VOC Regulation The final regulation on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) for consumer products in Canada was released on Jan. 15, 2022. The regulation is called Volatile Organic Compound Concentration Limits for Certain Products Regulations. This regulation has been in the development stage for the better part of a decade. The agency that developed this […]

Regulatory Issues

January 1, 2022

Welcome to the New Year, which promises to again be busy for Air Quality regulations. Numerous entities will be working on developing or updating volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations. CARB The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will continue to finalize its Consumer Products amendments that were adopted last March. If you manufacturer air fresheners, hair […]

Regulatory Issues

December 1, 2021

CARB California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff continues to work on finalizing its last rule development. New volatile organic compound (VOC) limits are in place for Hair Spray, Dry Shampoo, Personnel Fragrance and Aerosol Air Freshener. Even though the rule development has not gone through its final stages, these new VOC limits become effective as […]

Regulatory Issues

November 1, 2021

AIM Act & Allowances On Sept. 23, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a regulation under the American Innovation & Manufacturing Act (AIM Act). The regulation mandates the phase-down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) as Greenhouse Gases (GHGs). The regulation aims to reduce GHGs from HFCs by 85% by 2036. The regulation establishes an allocation […]

Regulatory Issues

October 1, 2021

CARB The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its 15-day notice of changes to its Consumer Products Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) regulation on Aug.19, 2021. This item had gone to the CARB executive board in March 2021; the executive board then directed staff to make changes to the following section of the regulations: • 94510 […]

Regulatory Issues

September 1, 2021

CARB 2022 Scoping Plan Meeting The California Air Resources Board (CARB) held a virtual Public Workshop on Aug. 17 to update its 2022 Scoping Plan; this was to assess progress towards achieving the Senate Bill 32 2030 target and laying out a path to achieve carbon neutrality by no later than 2045. CARB will initiate […]

Regulatory Issues

August 1, 2021

California Air Resources Board The California Air Resources Board (CARB) held its public hearing on amendments to the Consumer Products volatile organic compound (VOC) rule in March of 2021. Since that time, staff has been working on changes to the original proposed amendments per the CARB Executive Board’s direction. This process is called a 15-day […]