Filling Machinery Specialists
Raymond Regulatory Resources
8 Spray February 2019
On Jan. 15, 2019 the California Air Resources Board (CARB) held a public webinar concerning
the results of Drafts 2013, 2014 and 2015 of the Consumer Product Survey Data. The
results were released on Dec. 6, 2018 and are on the CARB website: https://www.arb.ca.gov/
It is important to review this information.
The data from this survey will be used in the
next round of rulemaking, which will likely
start the last week of March or the first week of
April. Tentatively, this is the time that CARB
staff will have its first Survey Data workshop
and will likely announce the list of categories
that will be considered for rulemaking.
Lastly, the Multi-purpose lubricant rulemaking
process is still moving along. The Office of
Administrative Law (OAL) has sent the final
packet to the Secretary of State. This should be
finalized any day. Remember, the new effective date is July 1, 2019.
For those manufacturers of Architectural Coatings, there is a CARB public workshop on
Architectural & Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings Suggested Control Measure (SCM)
on Feb. 19 from 9:00am–12 noon Pacific time.
The Dept. of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) has adopted a regulation listing paint or
varnish strippers containing methylene chloride as a Priority Product. Effective Jan. 1, 2019,
the Priority Product listing triggers the next steps in the Safer Consumer Products program
in which responsible entities determine if they will conduct an Alternatives Analysis (AA).
Through the AA process, manufacturers can undertake the search for safer alternatives to
paint or varnish strippers containing methylene chloride to help achieve the goal of protecting
workers and consumers from exposure to methylene chloride. Manufacturers must
complete the first step in the process, Priority Product Notification, by March 4, 2019.
The Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment scheduled a conference call on Jan. 10
with Consumer Products and AIM Coatings industry stakeholders to provide an update on
potential rulemaking. More to come on this issue.
The Rhode Island Dept. of Environmental Management (RI DEM)
issued its Final Consumer Products Rule Amendments. RI DEM only
made minor changes to the volatile organic compounds (VOC) limits
in a limited number of categories to ensure consistency with neighboring
states’ rules and the 2013/2014 Ozone Transport Commission
(OTC) model Rule for Consumer Products. Spray