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consprod -- Multi-purpose Lubricants Technical Assessment Posted: 01 Sep 2017 15:47:32
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) invites you to participate in a workshop to discuss staff’s technical assessment to determine the feasibility of multi-purpose lubricant (MPL) to meet the 10 percent VOC limit effective December 31, 2018. The workshop will held on the date and location shown below: Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Time: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building Conference Room 550 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814 For more information on this workshop, please see the meeting notice at: http://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/regact/2018ra/2018ra.htm. Information on staff’s technical assessment will be posted here prior to the workshop. Summary: In 2008, the Board approved amendments to the Consumer Products Regulation establishing two technology forcing limits for MPL products; a 25 percent VOC limit effective December 31, 2013 and a 10 percent VOC limit effective December 31, 2015. Because the limits were technology forcing, the regulation included a provision requiring staff to conduct a technical assessment to determine feasibility of the VOC limits prior to their implementation. In a 2013 rulemaking, the Board approved a three-year extension for the 10 percent VOC limit for MPL products to December 31, 2018. Staff has completed a technical assessment to determine the feasibility of the 10 percent VOC limit and will present its findings at the workshop. Staff will also discuss a proposal to allow manufacturers to meet an alternate limit based on reactivity of the products. Background: CARB’s Consumer Products Program is an important part of overall efforts to reduce the amount of smog-forming emissions, toxic air contaminants, and greenhouse gases emitted from the use of chemically formulated consumer products. CARB’s consumer products regulations have resulted in projected emission reductions of nearly 50 percent since 1990, but more needs to be done to meet health-based air quality standards. General information about the Consumer Products Program is available at the following address: https://www.arb.ca.gov/consprod/consprod.htm Questions should be directed to Mr. Daniel Garrett at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 324-0388.