Enforcement Advisory: #176: Consumer Product Regulation: Hairspray Category 1999 Requirements Update

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Consumer Product Manufacturers and Contract Fillers

Number 176

June 1999


The purpose of this advisory is to remind the consumer products industry of the changes in the volatile organic compound standards beginning June 1, 1999.

The California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 17, Section 94509(a) lists standards for volatile organic compounds for consumer products sold, supplied, offered for sale, or manufactured for sale in California. Beginning June 1, 1999, the standard for hairspray will be more stringent. The new standard has been changed from 80 percent by weight to 55 percent by weight.

Pursuant to Section 94509(c), hairsprays manufactured prior to the effective date specified above may be sold, supplied, or offered for sale for up to three years after the specified effective date, provided the product container or package displays the date the product was manufactured, or a code indicating such date.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this advisory, please contact the Mr. Steve Giorgi, Manager, Consumer Products Enforcement Section at (916) 322-6965.

Written inquiries should be addressed to:

James R. Ryden, Chief
Enforcement Division
California Air Resources Board
P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, CA  95812