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Aerosol Coatings: National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards

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Rule Summary

This action promulgates national volatile organic compound (VOC) emission standards for the aerosol coatings category under section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). The emission standards under CAA section 183(e) require the EPA to control VOC emissions from certain categories of consumer and commercial products to reduce VOC emissions contributing to ozone formation and ozone nonattainment.

This final rule establishes nationwide VOC reactivity-based standards for the aerosol coatings category. EPA estimates this rule will reduce nationwide emissions of VOC from the use of aerosol coatings by an estimated 17,130 tons (15,570 Mg). This represents a 19.4 percent reduction of 88,300 tons (80,270 Mg) of VOC emissions from the product category. EPA expects the final rule also will reduce emissions of the hazardous air pollutants toluene and xylene.

Rule History

03/09/2012 – Proposed Rule & Direct Final Rule

06/23/2009 – Final Rule

04/02/2009 – Proposed Rule

12/24/2008 – Final Rule; Withdrawal of Direct Final Rule

11/07/2008 – Proposed Rule & Direct Final Rule

03/24/2008 – Final Rule

03/24/2008 – Proposed Rule & Direct Final Rule

07/16/2007 – Proposed Rule

Additional Resources

View the supporting documents in the docket folder to find additional related documents to this rule.