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consprod -- Upcoming Consumer Product Requirements

Posted: 14 Oct 2013 11:09:40
We have posted a letter reminding stakeholders that certain
requirements for various consumer product categories will become
effective on December 31, 2013, at the following site:.
http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/consprod.htm#whatsnew.  The
requirements include volatile organic compound (VOC) and Global
Warming Potential (GWP) standards, as well as, prohibitions on
use of alkylphenol ethoxylate surfactants and specific toxic
compounds.  These requirements affect manufacturers of Flying Bug
Insecticides, Furniture Maintenance Products, Heavy-duty Hand
Cleaners or Soaps, Lubricants, Multi-purpose Solvents, Paint
Thinners and Wasp or Hornet Insecticides.  The specific
regulatory requirements are contained in the Regulation for
Reducing Emissions from Consumer Products (Consumer Products
Regulation), sections 94507Ė94517, title 17, California Code of
Regulations, http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/regs/regs.htm.

We would also like to remind stakeholders of recent amendments to
the Consumer Products Regulation that revised the definition of
Type ďAĒ areas pertaining to the Automotive Windshield Washer
Fluid (AWWF) product category to include additional mountainous
areas that routinely experience freezing temperatures in the
winter.  Information related to the Consumer Products Regulation
affecting Automotive Windshield Washer Fluid can be found at:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/regact/awwf/awwf.htm.

In addition, the Air Resources Board recently approved for
adoption amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation that,
among other things, modified definitions for various lubricant
categories.  Information can be found at the 2013 Consumer
Products Rulemaking website: 
http://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2013/cp2013/cp2013.htm.

Background:  ARB monitors the progress of manufacturers in
meeting upcoming requirements to ensure companies are on track to
comply with the requirements before they become effective.  

ARBís Consumer Products Program is an important part of overall
efforts to reduce the amount of smog-forming emissions, toxic air
contaminants and greenhouse gases emitted from the use of
chemically formulated consumer products.  ARBís consumer products
regulations have resulted in projected emission reductions of
nearly 50 percent since 1990, but more needs to be done to meet
health-based air quality standards.

General information about the Consumer Products Program is
available at the following address: 
http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/consprod.htm

Questions or comments concerning this email should be directed to
Mr. Jose Gomez at 
(916) 324-8033, or email jgomez@arb.ca.gov or Mr. Nicholas Berger
at (916) 327-1516, or email at nberger@arb.ca.gov.

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