California Air Resources Board LVP-VOC Research

This page last reviewed April 24, 2014

The California Air Resources Board defines low vapor pressure volatile organic compounds (LVP-VOC) in the Regulation for Reducing Emissions from Consumer Products (title 17, California Code of Regulations, section 94508).

LVP-VOCs used in consumer products are not counted towards the total product VOC content for compliance purposes. This exemption was designed to exclude compounds that do not readily participate in ozone formation. ARB is conducting further research to better understand impacts of LVP-VOCs emitted from the use of consumer products on ozone and secondary organic aerosol formation, and their environmental fate:

For questions regarding these two research projects, please contact:

Jin Xu at (916) 327-1511 or Eileen McCauley at (916) 323-1534.