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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has sent out a notice on a workshop to be held October 12, 2017 in Sacramento.

The focus of this workshop will be to discuss the upcoming future effective limit for Multi-purpose lubricants which is 12/31/2018. CARB staff have reviewed all the technical reports and will be planning a path forward for compliance with the 10% future effective VOC limit in the Consumer Products Regulation. There will also be a Reactivity alternative limit to comply.  

This should be interesting!!!

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: Information on staff's technical assessment will be posted here prior to the workshop.

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. 

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:

Questions should be directed to Mr. Daniel Garrett at or (916) 324-0388.

Doug Raymond
Raymond Regulatory Resources (3R), LLC





Gene Towns accepts the 2016 SATA Founder's Award for Fred Spohr on behalf of his family as presented by Elena Badiuzzi.



2016 SATA Founder's Awards


Larry Beaver presents Jan Beard with the 2016 SATA Founder's Award in honor of her late husband, Ralph Beard.


1st Annual SATA Innovation Awards


Eric Dann presents the 2016 Innovation Award Advancement in Formulation to Patrick Mallon, ITW Global Tire Repair, for their product Fix-A-Flat.


Eric Dann presents the 2016 Innovation Award Advancement in Regulatory Response to Jason White, Spectrum Brands, for their product Repel.


Eric Dann presents the 2016 Innovation Award New Pressurized Package Category or Application to Doug Leonard, Mission Pharmacal Company, for their product Dr. Smith's Diaper Rash Spray.


Congratulations to the winners of the 1st annual SATA Innovation Awards!


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