This page last reviewed January 26,2016
ozone is formed from a reaction involving sunlight and volatile organic
compounds (VOCs). However, VOCs differ in
their propensity to yield ozone. Reactivity-based VOC control
regulations may be more cost-effective than traditional mass-based rules in many applications.
Through these links, we present a one-stop source for
reactivity-related information and events.
To stay up-to-date on new postings, please subscribe to the ARB's Reactivity Mailing List Serve.
September 3, 2010 -- Final Regulation Order: Amendments to Tables of MIR Values
On September 2, 2010, California's Office of Administrative Law (OAL) approved rulemaking for "Amendments to the Tables of Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) Values”, and filed this with the Secretary of State. The rulemaking will become effective on October 2, 2010. See the final regulation order.
July 1, 2009 -- Updated MIR Reports
- Report: Updated
Maximum Incremental Reactivity Scale and
Hydrocarbon Bin Reactivities for Regulatory Applications
- Spreadsheet File: HCcalc.xls
May 2008, Methyl Formate: Environmental Assessment
response to VOC exemption petitions, was sent by ARB to California Air
February 2008, Reactivity Estimates for Selected Consumer Product Compounds
report by Dr. Bill Carter for the ARB, was finalized. This report
describes the reactivities of
over 40 consumer product VOCs, including several amines.
report based on ARB's 2005 Architectural Coatings Survey, was released.
- The webpage Architectural
Coatings Program includes the Final Reactivity Analysis
Report based on the 2005 Architectural Coatings Survey.
2008 Consumer Products Regulatory Work Group Activity
Consumer Products Regulatory Work Group Activity, provides
information about upcoming regulations in consumer products.
regulations involve reactivity issues.
For questions concerning ARB's Reactivity Program, please contact Dongmin Luo at (916) 324-8496