The EPA compiled these questions and answers from inquiries received after the publication of the 1999 final architectural coatings rule, and from questions raised at meetings with industry associations. These questions and asnwers are intended to be an informal means of assistance in understanding and interpreting the rule. For official EPA applicability determinations, however, please contact the appropriate EPA Regional Office as listed in the rule.
For more information on the rule, visit the regulation page for Architectural Coatings: National Volatile Organic Compounds Emission Standards.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Questions and Answers for Architectural Coatings Rule (PDF)(13 pp, 33 K, June 24, 1999)