Proposed Amendments to National VOC Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings


Source: US EPA
Related Topics: Clean Air Act (as Amended)

EPA is proposing to amend the National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings (aerosol coatings reactivity rule), which establishes national reactivity-based emission standards for the aerosol coatings category (aerosol spray paints) under section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act.

This proposed action amends Table 2A of the aerosol coatings reactivity rule by adding compounds and associated reactivity factors based on petitions EPA received; and by clarifying which volatile organic compounds are to be quantified in compliance determinations.

Additionally, EPA is proposing certain changes related to the notice required for a company to certify that it will assume the responsibility for compliance with record keeping and reporting requirements for a regulated entity, and taking comment on whether to change who is liable following such certification. Finally, this action proposes minor revisions and corrections to the aerosol coatings reactivity rule.

Comments on these proposed changes must be received on or before May 4, 2009, unless a public hearing is requested by April 13, 2009. If a hearing is requested on the proposed rule, written comments must be received by May 18, 2009.

For information concerning the aerosol coatings reactivity rule, contact Ms. J. Kaye Whitfield at telephone number: (919) 541-2509, fax number (919) 541-3470, or e-mail address: For information concerning the Clean Air Act (CAA) section 183(e) consumer and commercial products program, contact Mr. Bruce Moore, at (919) 541-5460, fax number (919) 541-3470, e-mail address:

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