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consprod -- Regulatory Advisory on Automotive Windshield Washer Fluid Products Posted: 07 Dec 2012 09:55:41
The Air Resources Board staff has posted a regulatory advisory to inform interested parties about recent amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation regarding Automotive Windshield Washer Fluid to better address winter driving conditions at:. http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/regact/awwf/reg_advisory.pdf On October 18, 2012, the Air Resources Board (ARB/Board) approved for adoption amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation pertaining to Automotive Windshield Washer Fluid (AWWF) products. The amendments revise the current definition of Type “A” areas pertaining to AWWF products to include additional mountainous areas that routinely experience freezing temperatures in the winter. The amendments allow the sale of ready-to-use AWWF products with a volatile organic compound (VOC) content of up to 25 percent by weight in these new areas. The new Type “A” areas are identified by ZIP code. The amendments also clarify the existing Type “A” areas by listing these areas by county name rather than by air basin. In addition, the amendments allow instructions to be included on the label of dilutable products to advise consumers to dilute the product to Type “A” specifications when traveling to areas where freezing temperatures are expected. The advisory is intended to notify consumers, retailers, distributors, and AWWF manufacturers that it is the Board’s intent to allow AWWF products with a VOC content of up to 25 percent by weight to be offered for sale in these new areas beginning December 1, 2012, so that they are available to consumers this winter. As such, ARB will not be enforcing the 1 percent by weight VOC limit that would otherwise be in effect in the areas added to Type “A,” but will be enforcing the 25 percent limit. More information about AWWF products is available at the following address: http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/regact/awwf/awwf.htm More information about the Consumer Products Program is available at the following address: http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/consprod.htm If you have questions, please contact Mr. Jose Gomez at (916) 324-8033 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Background: ARB’s Consumer Products Program is an important part of overall efforts to reduce the amount of smog-forming volatile organic compounds, toxic air contaminants and greenhouse gases that are emitted from the use of chemically formulated consumer products.