Architectural Coatings Survey Page

This page last reviewed June 25, 2008



The Air Resources Board is conducting a survey of architectural coatings sold in California.  Architectural coatings are defined as coatings applied on-site to stationary structures and their appurtenances, and do not include coatings applied in a factory or shop. The purpose of the survey is to gather current information on the volatile organic compound contents of architectural coatings.  For more information on who must complete the survey, uses for the survey information, and due date, click on "Cover Letter."

Cover Letter (PDF-139KB)


NOTE:  The documents are in Adobe Acrobat format (PDF) and require the Acrobat Reader Plugin to view, search and print. This software can be found under the software topic area located off of the CARBIS home page.

Survey Booklet - Part A, B, and C (PDF-460KB)*

Part A - Survey Forms & Instructions
Survey Forms Only
(MSWord - 527KB, PDF - 161KB)

Part B - Supplemental Information
(Coating Category Definitions,
 VOC Calculations,
 Conversion Factors, etc.)

Part C - Example of Completed Survey


To submit your survey electronically, follow the instructions in the files below, or contact Monique Davis at 916-324-8182.

Electronic Submittal in Microsoft Access Format

Electronic Submittal in Microsoft Excel Format

Electronic Submittal in ASCII Format

Authority To Request Survey Information - This request is made pursuant to sections 39600, 39607, 39701 and 41511 of the California Health and Safety Code, and Title 17, California Code of Regulations, section 91100. Information which you designate as confidential will be protected in accordance with Title 17, California Code of Regulations, sections 91000 to 91022 and the California Public Records Act (California Government Code section  6250 et seq).


Letter Announcing Availability of Final Report on 2001 Survey

Final Report on 2001 Survey

Letter Announcing Availability of Draft Report on 2001 Survey

Draft Report on 2001 Survey

Preliminary Draft Report on 2001 Survey


1998 California Architectural Coatings Survey Results - Final Report

QUESTIONS? Please contact the following:

Jim Nyarady, Manager 916-322-8273
Mike Jaczola, Survey Lead 916-324-8178
Monique Davis 916-324-8182
Christian Hurley 916-324-8181
Lynna Negri 916-324-8018