November 2016

REMINDER: Upcoming CARB Consumer Product & Aerosol Coating Product Requirements

The Western Aerosol Information Bureau (WAIB) has posted a letter reminding stakeholders that certain requirements for various consumer product categories and aerosol coating product categories will become effective on January 1, 2017, at the following site. :
http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/consprod.htm#whatsnew

The requirements include volatile organic compound (VOC) and Global Warming Potential (GWP) standards, as well as prohibitions on use of specific toxic compounds.  These requirements affect manufacturers of certain aerosol adhesives.  The specific regulatory requirements are contained in the Regulation for Reducing Emissions from Consumer Products (Consumer Products Regulation), sections 94507–94517, title 17, California Code of Regulations, http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/regs/regs.htm.

Additionally, there are upcoming requirements for certain categories of aerosol coating products.  The requirements include reactivity limits.  The specific regulatory requirements are contained in the Regulation for Reducing the Ozone Formed from Aerosol Coating Product Emissions (Aerosol Coating Product Regulation), sections 94520–94528, title 17, California Code of Regulations, http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/regs/regs.htm.

Background:  ARB monitors the progress of manufacturers in meeting upcoming requirements to ensure companies are on track to comply with the requirements before they become effective. 

ARB’s Consumer Products Program is an important part of overall efforts to reduce the amount of smog-forming emissions, toxic air contaminants and greenhouse gases emitted from the use of chemically formulated consumer products.  ARB’s consumer products regulations have resulted in projected emission reductions of nearly 50 percent since 1990, but more needs to be done to meet health-based air quality standards.

General information about the Consumer Products Program is available at the following address:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/consprod.htm

Questions or comments concerning this email should be directed to Mr. Jose Gomez at
(916) 324-8033, or email [email protected]