On February 11, the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) filed written comments during the early stakeholder engagement process to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Air Pollution Control Division (Division). If the Division moves forward in proposing VOC regulations, HCPA member companies would support a statewide policy based on the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) Consumer Products Model Rule Phase 2. HCPA also respectfully urged the Division to include key provisions (listed below) in any future consumer products regulation:
- Provide at least one year for companies to comply with the new VOC limits and related enforcement provisions.
- Provide one additional year for FIFRA-registered products to comply with the new VOC limits.
- Include all the product category definitions as written in the OTC Model Rule.
The Division provided the following tentative timeframe for a rulemaking process:
before the Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC)
April 18, 2019 The Division issues a proposed regulation and files a request for a hearing
July 18, 2019 AQCC rulemaking hearing
August 2019 AQCC issues final rule
May 2020 New VOC standards and related enforcement provisions take effect
If the Division moves forward and issues a proposed consumer products regulation, HCPA will play an active role in the rulemaking process.
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