Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 31, 'Control of Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer Products'

250-RICR-120-05-31 PROPOSED RULE

Title 250 Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 120 Air Resources
Subchapter 05 Air Pollution Control
Part 31 Air Pollution Control Regulation No. 31, 'Control of Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer Products'
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Proposed View Active Rule
Filing Notice Date 09/27/2018
Public Comment Dates 09/27/2018 to 10/27/2018

Regulation Authority :

R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-17.1-2(19)
R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-23
R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 42-35.

Purpose and Reason :

The purpose of this regulation is to limit volatile organic compound emissions from consumer products. The Department of Environmental Management, Office of Air Resources is proposing to establish volatile organic compound (VOC) standards for 11 new consumer product categories and strengthen the VOC standards for 11 consumer product categories consistent with regional emissions limitations for such categories.  Additionally, the proposed amendments incorporate new definitions and modify several existing definitions for clarity.  The regulation has been updated to current RI Code of Regulations format which required the addition of an incorporated materials section.



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