Event Info

For more than 35 years, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has regulated the volatile organic compound (VOC) content of consumer, institutional, and some industrial products.  The complex set of limits and related enforcement provisions that CARB has created has been replicated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 17 state agencies, the District of Columbia, and some international governments.

Failure to understand these regulations results in millions of dollars in fines each year for product manufacturers, marketers, retailers, and distributors.  To help product manufacturers and marketers understand air quality regulations and assist retailers and distributors in maintaining compliance in various states, experts from the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) have developed a four-part webinar series that outlines current regulations and explains how companies can determine whether a product formulation complies with applicable state, federal, and international VOC limits.

Specifically, this webinar series will:

  • Provide a comprehensive overview of state and federal VOC regulations and highlight differences with international regulatory obligations for consumer, institutional, and industrial products.
  • Provide an understanding of the complex considerations needed to ensure product compliance.
  • Assist product manufacturers and marketers in working with distributors and retailers to ensure compliance.

Each webinar in the series will be 90 minutes, including time for Q&A.

Part One – July 30 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST
Consumer Product VOC Regulations Overview:

Will provide a summary of applicable state and federal Clean Air Act regulations affecting consumer products.

Part Two – August 1 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST
Regulated Consumer Product Categories & Limits:
Will provide a summary of key definitions, regulatory limits, exemptions, and enforcement provisions in state and federal regulations.

Part Three – August 13 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST
Determining Formula Compliance:

Will provide a summary of how to determine the VOC content of products and how to assess whether products comply with applicable VOC limits.

Part Four – August 15 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm EST
Photochemical Reactivity, International Obligations, and a Look Ahead:
Will provide an overview of maximum incremental reactivity, a summary of companies’ responsibility when selling internationally, and insights into what compliance could look like in the future.

Who Should Attend?
Legislative/Public Affairs
Quality Assurance
Regulatory Affairs
Research & Development
Risk Management

Registration Fees
$300.00 – Member Bundle
$500.00 – Non-member Bundle

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