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Consumer and Commercial Products, Group IV: Control Techniques Guidelines in Lieu of Regulations

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Rule Summary

EPA has determined that control techniques guidelines (CTGs) will be substantially as effective as regulations in reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions in ozone nonattainment areas for the following consumer and commercial product categories: wood furniture coatings; aerospace coatings; shipbuilding and repair coatings; lithographic printing materials; letterpress printing materials; flexible packaging printing materials; flat wood paneling coatings; industrial cleaning solvents; paper, film, and foil coatings; metal furniture coatings; large appliance coatings; miscellaneous metal products coatings; plastic parts coatings; auto and light-duty truck assembly coatings; fiberglass boat manufacturing materials; and miscellaneous industrial adhesives. 

Rule History

10/07/08 - Final rule; Notice of final determination and availability of final control techniques guidelines

07/14/08 - Proposed rule; proposed determination and availability of draft control techniques guidelines

10/09/07 - Final rule; Notice of final determination and availability of final control techniques guidelines  

07/10/07 - Proposed rule

10/05/06 - Notice of final determination and availability of final control techniques guidelines

08/04/06 - Notice of proposed determination and availability of draft control techniques guidelines

05/16/06 - Notice of revisions to the list of product categories scheduled for regulation under section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act (CAA)

11/17/05 - Notice of revisions to the list of product categories scheduled for regulation under section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act (CAA)

09/11/98 - Notice of revisions to schedule for regulation

09/11/98 - Final listing of product categories for regulations

03/23/95 - Notice of the consumer and commercial product category list and schedule for regulation

Additional Resources

Response to Comments on Section 183(e) Study and Report to Congress

Fact Sheets

Compliance

Alternative Control Techniques Document - Industrial Cleaning Solvents