Reactivity Research Advisory Committee

This page last reviewed July 2, 2009

The Reactivity Research Advisory Committee (RRAC) consists of a group of representatives from the solvent and coatings industries, the U.S. EPA, ARB, and the California Air Districts. The objectives of this committee are to discuss reactivity research needs in areas of interest and to help the ARB develop reactivity-based VOC control strategies.

Please Note: The documents listed on this page contain information and documentation pertaining to Reactivity. The documents listed are available for download in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Excel (.xls) or Power Point (.ppt) versions. The page will be continually updated to reflect the most recent activities.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - RRAC Meeting




Reports and Presentations

Bin/MIR Presentation (Bill Carter)

Proposed Amendments to MIR Tables

VOC Candidates for current research project

August 28, 2007 - RRAC Meeting

Meeting Announcement (July 6, 2007)


Reports and Presentations

Presentation, "Atmospheric Reactivity Research on Selected Pesticides", Bill Carter

Presentation, "Reactivity Estimates for Selected Consumer Product Compounds", Bill Carter

Presentation, "Proposed Amendment: Tables of MIR Values", Ralph Propper

Presentation, "Clean Fuels/Low Emission Vehicle Update", Paul Hughes

Presentation, "Use of MIR in California Reformulated Gasoline Program", Anil Pradhu

April 13, 2005 - RRAC Meeting

Meeting Announcement (March 29, 2005)

Agenda (April 5, 2005)

Reports and Presentations

Final Report: "Evaluation of Atmospheric Impacts of Selected Coatings VOC Emissions," (March 21, 2005, Bill Carter)

Presentation on "Evaluation of Amtospheric Impacts of Coatings VOCs," (April 11, 2005, Bill Carter)

2001 Architectural Coatings Survey Final Reactivity Analysis

Presentation on Pesticide Reactivity Project (April 11, 2005, Bill Carter)


May 27, 2004 - RRAC Meeting

Meeting Announcement (May 14, 2004)


Reports and Presentations

List of Chemical Candidates

Progress Report on ARB/SCAQMD Coating Project


Presentation (Bill Carter)

December 3, 2003 - RRAC Meeting

Meeting Notice (December 3, 2003)


Reports and Presentations

Summary of MIR Update Hearing

Progress Report of ARB's Reactivity Projects

New SAPRC Mechanism Update Project

SCAQMD Reactivity Project

Reactivity Research Proposal to SCAQMD

Suggested Candidates for SCAQMD Reactivity Project

Reactivity Analysis for Architectural Coatings (Draft Report), (Cover Letter)

Meeting Summary

December 4, 2002 - RRAC Meeting

1st Meeting Announcement (9/10/2002)

2nd Meeting Announcement (11/3/2002)

Meeting Agenda

Reports and Presentations

Meeting Summary

Progress Report of CARB's Architectural Coatings Project (Bill Carter, UCR)

Proposed List of Petroleum Distillates (Jim Nyarady, ARB)

Preliminary Draft of the 2001 Architectural Coatings Survey Report

MIR Update

June 13, 2002 - RRAC Meeting

Invitation Letter


Reports and Presentations

Presentation: Final Report "Investigation of Low Reactivity Solvents" (Al Censullo, CalPoly)

Presentation: Final Report "Development of a Direct Reactivity Measurement Method for Volatile Organic Compounds" (Bill Carter, UCR)

Presentation: Final Report "Development of Reactivity Scales via 3-D Grid Modeling of California Ozone Episodes" (Dongmin Luo, ARB)

Update of Research Project "Evaluation of Atmospheric Impacts of Selected Coatings VOC Emissions" (Bill Carter, UCR)

Suggested Chemicals for Chamber Experiments (Andrew Jaques, ACC)

August 15, 2001 - RRAC Meeting

Invitation Letter

Agenda -- Reactivity Research Planning Meeting

Reports and Presentations

Presentation -- Update of ARB's Reactivity-Related Research (Dongmin Luo, ARB)

2001 California Architectural Coatings Survey

Air District Rulemaking Schedule for Architectural Coatings

Petroleum Distillate Research List
Also available in Microsoft Excel 

Pre-Proposal -- Improved Reactivity Estimates for Volatile Organic Compounds Used in Architectural Coatings (Bill Carter, UCR)

Presentation -- Improved Reactivity Estimates For Volatile Organic Compounds Used In Architectural Coatings (Bill Carter, UCR)

March 1, 2001 - RRAC Meeting

Invitation Letter

Agenda -- Reactivity Research Planning Meeting

Reports and Presentations

Presentation -- Aerosol Coatings Reactivity Based Regulation (Carla Takemoto, ARB)

Presentation -- Basics of Reactivity (Dongmin Luo, ARB)

Presentation -- Evaluation of Atmospheric Impacts of Selected Coatings Emissions (Bill Carter, UCR)

Research Proposal -- Evaluation of Atmospheric Impacts of Selected Coatings VOC Emissions (Bill Carter, UCR) 

Draft Architectural Coatings Speciation Profiles and MIR Values

Meeting Summary

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