- On March 1, 2013, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality introduced stricter limits on VOC emissions for storage of VOCs and certain solvent-using processes.
- CARB has issued new tighter VOC emission restrictions and lower MIR restrictions for aerosol manufacturers which come into effect from 2015 – 2017. To accommodate the new CARB regulations, many companies are reformulating products now to be compliant ahead of schedule.
Regulatory Response to VOC Emissions James Martell 2015-01-03T23:46:08+00:00
To combat these adverse impacts, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated maximum allowable VOC content for thousands of products including, paints, coatings, inks, adhesives, thinners, diluents, etc. Individual U.S. states are required to adopt companion regulations, and many state regulations are more restrictive than EPA regulations. Because of the smog problems in the Los Angeles basin, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD (vi)) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), have adopted the most stringent regulations on VOC product content and emissions. Many state regulators simply adopt the California standards. > The EPA and state and local regulators continue to strengthen the regulations on VOC emissions. For example: