The Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) submitted comments to the Canadian Department of the Environment regarding their proposed Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Certain Product Regulations on September 19. The proposed regulations are intended to align with the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Consumer Product Regulations implemented in 2010, which would provide consistency across North America and is a goal that HCPA supports. HCPA’s comments respectfully recommended modifications to better achieve alignment based on significant member concerns regarding the differences in definitions and regulatory flexibility provisions.

The HCPA Air Quality Council will continue to work closely with the Canadian Consumer Specialty Products Association (CCSPA), and actively supports CCSPA’s advocacy actions on this proposed regulation.

Please contact Nicholas Georges, Senior Director, Scientific & International Affairs, at for additional comments or questions.


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