From Marketwire:

New regulations announced today will reduce Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in automotive refinishing products. VOCs found in these products contribute to the creation of smog, which is harmful to both human health and the environment…

The regulations introduce VOC concentration limits for 14 categories of coatings and surface cleaners, which are used for refinishing or repairing the painted surfaces of automobiles, trucks, and other mobile equipment. These regulations were developed following extensive stakeholder consultation. Once in force, the VOC concentration limits will align with the requirements of leading jurisdictions in the development of VOC product regulations, such as California and the European Union…

The Government of Canada added VOCs to the List of Toxic Substances in Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) on June 12, 2003. This addition gave the government the authority to develop VOC control instruments, such as these regulations, under CEPA 1999.

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