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

September 1, 2022

California Air Resources Board The Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Consumer Product Regulation in California was amended in March 2021. On Aug. 1, 2022, the Amendments were approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and filed with the California Secretary of State. Therefore, the Amendment became effective on Aug. 1, 2022. The following is a […]

Regulatory Issues

August 1, 2022

CARB The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is still working on finalizing the 2021 amendments to its Consumer Products volatile organic compound (VOC) rule. This is the longest that it has taken for CARB to finalize amendments through the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) that I personally can remember. It will be an unprecedented event […]

Regulatory Issues

July 1, 2022

CARB Last month, I shared a reminder about the California Air Resources Board (CARB) amendments to the Consumer Product volatile organic compound (VOC) regulation. However, a small wrinkle in the regulation has occurred. In the middle of May, Industry was notified that the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) in California is reviewing the CARB Consumer […]

Regulatory Issues

June 1, 2022

CARB As a reminder, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has new future effective limits that will become effective on Jan. 1, 2023. Your company has seven months before these new limits become effective. There is also a three-year sell-through for products made before the effective date of Jan. 1, 2023. The categories, volatile organic […]

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 […]