Architectural Coatings: National Volatile Organic Compounds Emission Standards
This final rule is based on the Administrator’s determination that VOC emissions from the use of architectural coatings have the potential to cause or contribute to ozone levels that violate the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone.
Ozone is a major component of smog which causes negative health and environmental impacts when present in high concentrations at ground level. The final rule is estimated to reduce VOC emissions by 103,000 megagrams per year (Mg/yr) (113,500 tons per year [tpy]) by requiring manufacturers and importers to limit the VOC content of architectural coatings.
02/16/2000 – Final Rule; Amendments
06/30/1999 – Final Rule; Corrections and Amendments
06/15/1999 – Federal Register Correction
10/14/1998 – Federal Register Correction
09/11/1998 – Final Rule
06/25/1996 – Proposed Rule