Reactivity-Based VOC Regulations

This page last reviewed April 26, 2011


This page summarizes the reactivity-based VOC control regulations that the ARB has adopted or is considering.


2010 Amendments to Tables of MIR Values

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.



April 26, 2010 -- Second 15-day notice: Amendments to Tables of MIR Values

We have posted a second 15-day "Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Document" to the "Amendments to the Tables of Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) Values”. 

Regulatory documents for this rulemaking

Send Us Your Comments


February 24, 2010 -- 15-day notice: Amendments to Tables of MIR Values

We have posted a 15-day "Notice of Public Availability of Modified Text and Availability of Additional Document" 
to the "Amendments to the Tables of Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) Values”. 

The regulatory documents for this rulemaking are available online at this ARB website:

Regulatory documents for this rulemaking

Send Us Your Comments


November 3, 2009 -- Public Hearing: Amendments to Tables of MIR Values

The ARB will hold an Executive Officer hearing to consider amendments to the Tables of MIR Values, at Cal/EPA's Sierra Conference Room, 1001 I Street, Sacramento. The hearing will start at 9 AM. Staff proposes to revise the table of Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) values for existing reactive organic compounds, and add new compounds with MIR values associated, into section 94700 of title 17, California Code of Regulations (CCR). Staff also proposes to modify MIR values for bins of hydrocarbon solvents, in section 94701 of title 17, CCR. 

Hearing details


August 4, 2009 -- Public Workshop on Adoption of New MIR Values

The ARB will hold a workshop to discuss proposed amendments to tables of MIR (reactivity) values for VOCs, at ARB’s Monitoring & Laboratory Division building, 1927 13 Street Sacramento.

Workshop and teleconference details

Staff presentation: 

Proposed Amendments to MIR Tables



Previous Amendments to Tables of MIR Values

A previous rulemaking package was approved by OAL on June 7, 2004.
For more information, please go to Tables of Maximum Incremental Reactivity (MIR) Values.

Public Hearing (December 3, 2003)

Staff Presentation (December 3, 2003)

Public Workshop (April 23, 2003)


Regulations already in place:

California Low Emission Vehicle and Clean Fuel Regulation

California Consumer Products Regulation Relating to Aerosol Coating Products


Regulation under consideration:

Suggested Control Measure for Architectural Coatings



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For questions concerning ARB's Reactivity Programs, please contact Ralph Propper at (916) 324-8496

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