What's New Archive

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July 20, 2011

The Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of an Additional Document for Public Comment for the November 18th, 2010, rulemaking for consumer products has been posted at the following address:   http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2010/cp2010/cp2010.htm .

February 28, 2011

ARB's Enforcement Division has posted Enforcement Advisory #425 which summarizes the 2011 requirements according to the California Consumer Products Regulations for all manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of affected products.

January 18, 2011

ARB's Enforcement Division has posted Enforcement Advisory #422 for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of hairspray and hair styling products.  The advisory explains the difference between the product categories based on the product labeling, for enforcement purposes.

December 6, 2010

Approval of Amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation

The publication of th e Consumer Products Regulations with the 2009 amendments is now available.

December 3, 2010

There is now a new page for the Survey Update for Aerosol Coatings and Aerosol Adhesives .  An Introductory Letter to manufacturers of aerosol coatings and aerosol adhesives was posted to announce the Survey Update.  

November 18, 2010

ARB approved the 2010 Amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation in its  Public Hearing today.  For more information see the News Release.

October 20, 2010

The October 2010 version of the Consumer Products Regulation that includes the 2009 amendments is now available.

September 29, 2010

The Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) Proposed Amendments to the California Regulation for Reducing Emissions from Consumer Products and Test Method 310: Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Consumer Products and Reactive Organic Compounds in Aerosol Coating Products (a.k.a. the "Staff Report" for the 2010 Proposed Amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation) has been posted.

July 28. 2010

The Public Workshop Slides (PDF - 120 KB) for the July 29, 2010 meeting are now available

July 26, 2010

We have posted the Public Workshop Agenda for the July 29, 2010 meeting, and the following materials: the current draft of the Regulation of Emissions from Consumer Products (PDF - 420 KB) and the new draft Table of Limits (PDF - 12KB).

July 13, 2010

The July 29, 2010 Public Workshop Notice for the 2010 Amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation is now available.

July 1, 2010

A Technical Assessment Letter regarding the new Consumer Products Regulation emission limits coming into effect as of December 31, 2010 has been posted, along with a Table of Standards for each new product category limit that will be affected.  Please respond to this letter as soon as possible, if you are from a company that will be having issues reformulating your product(s) in order to meet the new limits by December 31, 2010.

April 12, 2010

Presentation Slides - Full Version with Pictures (PDF - 9.93MB) No Pictures Version   (PDF - 104 K) for the April 13, 2010 Public Workshop

April 8, 2010

2010 Proposed Regulatory Amendments to the Consumer Products Regulations activities page is updated for the April 13 Public Workshop.

April 1, 2010

We have posted the Notice for the Consumer Products Public Workshop.

March 15, 2010

We have posted the Consumer and Commercial Products Survey for the Technical Assessment for Automotive Maintenance and Repair (AMR) Products.

February 17, 2010

The Oudoor Health Risk Assessment of Emissions from Nail Salons--Draft Report is now available.

February 4, 2010

Methodologies for Determining Fee Emissions for Consumer Products Manufacturers for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 have been posted.

October 19, 2009

The  Preliminary Data Summaries for the 2006 Consumer and Commercial Products Survey including Aerosol Coatings have been posted.

August 6, 2009

The Initial Statement of Reasons for the Proposed Amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation has been posted.

August 4, 2009

The ARB will hold a workshop to discuss proposed amendments to table of MIR (reactivity) values for VOCs, at ARB's Monitoring & Laboratory Division building, 1927 13th Street Sacramento.  Workshop and teleconference details are at the following web address:  http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/regact/tscpwg/tscpwg.htm. The Proposed Amendments to MIR Tables have been posted.

August 3, 2009

We have posted the presentation for the August 4th Consumer Products Regulation Amendments Public Workshop.  The categories proposed for regulation at the September 2009 Board Hearing include Double Phase Aerosol Air Fresheners, Multi-purpose Solvents, and Paint Thinners.

July 28, 2009

We have posted the proposed amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation that we intend to discuss at the public workshop scheduled for August 4th, 2009.

July 16, 2009

We have posted the announcement letter for the August 4, 2009, public workshop for the Consumer Products Regulation Amendments.

April 1, 2009

We have posted the Revised Staff Proposal for the June 2009 Consumer Products Regulation Amendments, (which includes revised draft category standards), the draft proposed amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation, (strikeout underline version of the Consumer Products Regulation), Proposed Changes to Method 310, and the workshop presentation.  The categories proposed for regulation at the June 2009 Board Hearing include Paint Thinners, Multi-purpose Solvents, and Double Phase Aerosol Air Fresheners.  Please use these materials for the April 1, 2009, public workshop.

March 18, 2009

We have posted the announcement letter for the April 1, 2009, public workshop for the Consumer Products Regulation Amendments.  The proposed amendments are scheduled to be considered at ARB's June 2009 Board Hearing.

March 5, 2009

We have posted the draft staff proposal for category standards and definitions for the June 2009 Consumer Products Regulation Amendments.  The categories proposed for regulation at the June 2009 Board Hearing include Paint Thinners, Multi-purpose Solvents, and Double Phase Aerosol Air Fresheners.  These items will be discussed in detail at the next Consumer Products Public Workshop which is tentatively scheduled to be held in April.



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