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California Air Resources Board will hold public hearing March 18 in Sacramento, Calif. to consider variance applications from Gillette and Procter & Gamble. Variances are granted to manufacturers who prove they cannot comply with volatile organic compound regulations due to extraordinary reasons beyond their reasonable control. Gillette has applied for a variance from the 40%VOC limit for aerosol antiperspirants and the 0% limit for aerosol deodorants. P&G has applied for a variance from the 40% VOC limit for aerosol antiperspirants and the 75% limit for personal fragrance products with 20% or less fragrance. Separately, CARB extends due date for submission of 2003 Consumer & Commercial Products Survey to April 1 from original deadline of March 15...

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