September 2015

CSPA to hold Consumer Products VOC Compliance Webinar Series

Consumer Products VOC Compliance Webinar Series

Over the past 25 years, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), 16 additional state agencies, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have developed a complex set of volatile organic compound (VOC) limits and related enforcement provisions affecting consumer and institutional products.

Failure to understand these regulations results in millions of dollars in fines each year paid by product manufacturers, and sometimes retailers. To help product manufacturers understand air quality regulations, and to assist retailers in knowing what products they can sell in various states, experts from the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) developed a three-part webinar series outlining current regulations and explaining how companies can determine whether a product formulation complies with applicable state and federal VOC limits. Specifically the webinars will:

  1. Provide a comprehensive overview of state and federal clean air VOC regulations affecting consumer products.
  2. Provide an understanding of the complex considerations needed to assure product compliance.
  3. Assist product manufacturers in working with distributors and retailers to assure compliance.

Each webinar in the series will be 90 minutes with time for live questions and answers. Content is provided by D. Douglas Fratz and Joseph T. Yost, who are among the foremost industry experts on these regulations.

Part One: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Consumer Product VOC Regulations Overview:
Will provide a summary of applicable state and federal Clean Air Act regulations affecting consumer products.

Part Two: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Eastern)
Regulated Consumer Product Categories & Limits:
Will provide a summary of key definitions, regulatory limits, exemptions and enforcement provisions in state and federal regulations.

Part Three: Thursday, September 17, 2015 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Eastern)
Determining Formula Compliance:
Will provide a summary of how to determine the VOC content of products and how to assess whether products comply with applicable VOC limits.

Click here to register.