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

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 […]

Regulatory Issues

June 1, 2021

  American Innovation & Manufacturing (AIM) Act On April 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael S. Regan signed a proposed rule titled Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Establishing the Allowance Allocation & Trading Program under the AIM Act. The first regulation proposed under the AIM Act of 2020 is to address the production and […]

Regulatory Issues

May 1, 2021

California Air Resources Board On March 25, 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) held a public hearing to adopt amendments to its Consumer Products volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations. To review, CARB began regulating Consumer Products in the late 1980s, starting with Antiperspirants/Deodorants. Since then, more than 150 product categories have been regulated with […]

Regulatory Issues

April 1, 2021

CARB By the time you read this column, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will have voted to adopt the amendments to the volatile organic compound (VOC) Consumer Products Regulation. Industry has been working on this regulation for over two years. Many changes have been made. For instance, certain product categories have been dropped. CARB […]

Regulatory Issues

March 1, 2021

CARB On Feb. 2, 2021, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released its proposed amendments to the Consumer Products Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Regulation. The rule development for these amendments began in June 2018 with a review of the Consumer Products survey data. This was followed by five public workshops that ran from April 2019–November […]