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December 09, 2016 - Environmental Law, Product Liability, Consumer Products, Retail

California’s New Spray Adhesive and Aerosol Coatings Requirements – Will You Be Ready on January 1?

A trap for unwary manufacturers and retailers is the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations for consumer and other products sold in the state. These rules limit the concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other greenhouse gas–producing chemicals. CARB enforces these regulations with civil penalties and demands for stipulated injunctions. The regulations often apply a step-down approach to require ever-smaller amounts of these chemicals over an extended time period.