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Fact Sheets for the Architectural Coating Rule for Volatile Organic Compounds

This page contains an August 1998 fact sheet with information regarding the National Volatile Organic Compounds Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings Rule. This document provides a summary of the information for this rule.

This page also contains an October 1998 fact sheet that contains information on applicability and compliance for this rule.

For more information on the rule, visit the regulation page for Architectural Coatings: National Volatile Organic Compounds Emission Standards.

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