The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), Air Pollution Control Division (APCD) is taking comments through February 11, 2019 and holding a public meeting on January 28, 2019 on the potential adoption of volatile organic compounds (VOC) standards for consumer products and architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings manufactured or sold in Colorado.

The VOC standards are being considered as a way to reduce emissions that contribute to ozone formation and the Ozone nonattainment of the Denver Metro North Front Range (DMNFR).

The APCD is considering adopting the EPA Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) AIM coatings model rule phase 2 and the OTC consumer products model rule phase 4.

Specifically, APCD is requesting feedback on the following items related to the adoption of these rules:

  • Whether the VOC content limits should be phased in over time? If so, what is an appropriate phase-in time frame?
  • Should the VOC content limits apply statewide or only in the DMNFR?

If these standards are adopted they would impact coating manufacturers in Colorado and manufacturers that supply coatings to Colorado. Specifically those costings to be applied to stationary structures at the site of installation (not planes, cars, or portable buildings) or in consumer products (e.g. detergents, cleaning products, aerosol paints, polishes, etc.).  Additional information can be found in CDPHE webpage.

For additional information, please reach out to Ashley Jones at (720) 638-7647 ext. 103.