Oct 2, 2013

Regulatory Reminder: Nearing SCAQMD Rule 1113 Compliance Dates

Posted by David DarlingCalifornia's South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) on Sept. 6 adopted amendments to Rules 1113, volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings, and Rule 314, AIM fees. The adopted Rule 314 amendments include: exempting small manufacturers from fee requirements; removal of the ability to 'group' products; added, amended, and deleted definitions; requiring big box retailers to submit their annual reports to the district and manufacturers, and include a list of stores where the products were sold; and updating the fee rate and removing the outdated phase-in rates. Information on Rule 314 is available at  http://www.aqmd.gov/hb/attachments/2011-2015/2013Sep/2013-Sep6-034.pdf

The adopted Rule 1113 amendments include exempting small coating containers with a capacity of two fluid ounces or less from labeling requirements and amending and deleting definitions, but did not include the addition of Test Method 313. Information on Rule 314 is available at http://www.aqmd.gov/hb/attachments/2011-2015/2013Sep/2013-Sep6-035.pdf

ACA would also like to remind members of the fast-approaching [B]Jan.1, 2014 compliance deadline[/B] SCAQMD Rule 113. Notably, 11 categories have lower VOC limits, colorant VOC limits, and labeling requirements for small containers (e.g., date code and VOC content).

The following provides a summary of SCAQMD rule compliance deadlines for amended Architectural Coatings Rule 1113, which take effect for the first time during the calendar year 2013, as well as rule requirements that must be complied with by Jan.1, 2014. Please note that, as new rules are adopted and current rules are amended or rescinded, compliance deadlines may change.

Read on at: http://www.paint.org/news/industry-news/item/1314-reminder-nearing-scaqmd-rule-1113-compliance-dates.html