As states continue to be challenged in meeting the national ambient air quality standards, we will continue to see more aggressive VOC limitations. In fact, numerous new state VOC limitations for cleaning product formulations became effective at the beginning of 2009. In addition,
New State Regulations
VOC limitations for cleaning products in
Covered products manufactured on or after January 1, 2009 must be in compliance with the new VOC limitations. Each of these states allow for the “sell-through” of covered products produced prior to January 1, 2009, provided the product displays the date of manufacture or code indicating such date.
The full text of each of these state regulations, including the VOC limitations, is available on the Internet and can be found at the following URLs:
(Reference Section 7.25)
New Limits, Product Categories
In addition, effective January 1, 2009 (December 31, 2008 in the case of California), the states of California, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey and Pennsylvania impose more aggressive VOC limits for product categories already covered, and in some cases add new product categories to their existing VOC regulations.
The changes that become effective at the beginning of 2009 for each of these states are summarized in a memo that is posted to the following URL:
Para-dichlorobenzene (PDCB) based products continue to come under stricter regulation by those states that have implemented VOC limitations and regulations. Specifically, the following states have implemented a ban on PDCB-based toilet and urinal care products:
For a detailed review of how PDCB-based products are regulated by these states, please go to the following URL:
Ban on Certain Products Containing Methylene Chloride, Perchloroethylene, and Trichloroethylene
Effective the beginning of 2009, the states of
For a detailed summary of this prohibition, please go to www.issa.com/voc09.
In the meantime,
The Indiana Air Pollution Control Board has scheduled a public hearing on its VOC proposal for April 1, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at the