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VOC regulation

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Direct final rule approving revisions to Maryland's state implementation plan establishing VOC content limits for approximately 80 consumer product categories and subcategories will be effective Jan. 23 barring any "adverse written comments" received by Jan. 8, Environmental Protection Agency says in Dec. 9 Federal Register. Rule was submitted to EPA Nov. 19 by Maryland Department of the Environment. Maryland SIP conforms to Ozone Transport Commission model rule developed as a guide for several Northeastern states and includes VOC limits for nail polish remover and aerosol antiperspirant/deodorant (1"The Rose Sheet" April 2, 2001, p. 9). EPA also is proposing to approve New Jersey's SIP revision, which was submitted last January to satisfy the Clean Air Act requirement that stationary sources report their emissions of air pollutants including VOCs to the state each year. The agency will accept comments through Jan. 8...

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