Regulatory Activity, Workshops, & Meetings

This page last reviewed June 26, 2019

The following items are also known as "Informal Regulatory Activity." This means that the items may or may not become part of the formal rulemaking process, i.e. they have not yet been presented to our Board for action. If you are searching for a particular subject that used to be here, and it has gone through the formal rulemaking process, it will be found on the Formal Rulemaking Documents page.


Current Activities

Consumer Product Program Public Work Group Meetings


At its April 12, 2019 public workshop to initiate consumer product regulation amendments, California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff proposed convening two new public work groups - a Regulatory Strategies Work Group and a Regulatory Definitions Work Group. CARB staff invites interested stakeholders, as part of this rulemaking, to participate in the following work group meetings:




KICKOFF REGULATORY DEFINITIONS WORKGROUP MEETING:

Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PDT
Location: California Air Resources Board
Monitoring and Laboratory Division
First Floor Conference Room
1927 13th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Interested participants can attend this work group meeting in person or via teleconference. No RSVP required. Stakeholders not attending in person can participate through teleconference:

USA Toll Free: (877) 402-9753
USA Caller Paid/International Toll: (636) 651-3141
ACCESS CODE: Toll: 8553320

Staff welcomes and encourages your participation in this effort to develop concise, transparent, and effective regulatory language for updates to the Consumer Products Regulation. We look forward to your feedback throughout the rulemaking process. If you have questions, please contact Mr. Nicholas Berger, Air Pollution Specialist, at (916) 327-1516 or via email at nicholas.berger@arb.ca.gov.



These meetings are for teleconference only. We are not reserving meeting space.



REGULATORY STRATEGIES WORKGROUP SCHEDULE:

Call in Number: (877) 402-9753
International Caller: (636) 651-3141
Passcode: 8553320
July 2, 2019
10 am - noon PDT
Topics:
  • Charcoal Lighter Material
  • Crawling Bug Insecticide
  • Nail Polish/Laquer/Paint
June 27, 2019
10 am - noon PDT
Topics:
  • Aerosol Disinfectant
  • Nonaerosol Disinfectant
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Anti-microbial Hand or Body Cleaner or Soap
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Agenda
  • Slides - Revised
June 25, 2019
10 am - noon PDT
Topics:
  • Antipersperant
  • Deodorant
  • Deodorant Body Spray
  • Personal Fragrance Product with 20% or less fragrance
  • Agenda
  • Slides
June 18, 2019
10 am - noon PDT
Topics:
  • Body Wash/Mousse/Gel/Soap/Foam/Scrub
  • General Use Hand or Body Cleaner or Soap
  • Hand and Body Conditioner, Cream, Lotion, or Moisturizer
  • Mouthwash/Rinse
  • Agenda
  • Slides
June 13, 2019
10 am - noon PDT
Topics:
  • Mothballs
  • Denatured Alcohol
  • Paint Remover or Stripper
  • Scented Candle
  • Pet Care Products
  • Agenda
  • Slides
June 11, 2019
10 am - noon PDT
Topics:
  • Brake Cleaner
  • Floor Wax Stripper
  • Automotive Windshield Washer Fluid (Type "A" Areas)
  • Windshield Washer Additive
  • Body Repair Products (other than coatings)
  • Agenda
  • Slides
June 4, 2019
10 am - noon PDT
Topics:
  • Aerosol Sunscreen
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner Without Styling Claims
  • External Analgesic Product
  • Topical Anti-Fungal Product
  • Agenda
  • Slides
May 30, 2019
10 am - noon PDT
Topics:
  • General Purpose Cleaner (nonaerosol)
  • General Purpose Degreaser (nonaerosol)
  • Bathroom and Tile Cleaner (aerosol)
  • Glass Cleaner (aerosol)
  • Agenda
  • Slides
May 28, 2019
10 am - noon PDT
Topics:
  • Air Freshener, Single Phase Aerosol
  • Air Freshener, Double Phase Aerosol
  • Dual Purpose Air Freshener/ Disinfectant (aerosol)
  • Air Freshener, liquid/pump spray
  • Air Freshener, solid/semisolid
  • Agenda
  • Slides
May 22, 2019
10 am - noon PDT
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Topics:
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Liquid Fabric Softener
  • Dish Detergent/Soap (manual)
  • Aerosol Cooking Spray
  • Agenda
  • Slides
May 20, 2019
10 am - noon PDT
Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Topics:
  • Hair Finishing Spray
  • No Rinse Shampoo
  • Dye, Permanent
  • Agenda
  • Slides


Background:

The 2016 State Strategy for the State Implementation Plan requires CARB develop measures to reduce consumer product volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions by 1 - 2 tons per day (tpd) by 2023 and 4 - 5 tpd by 2031, respectively, in the South Coast Air Basin, and 8 -10 tpd by 2031 Statewide. At its April 12, 2019 public workshop to initiate rulemaking to meet these emission reduction commitments, CARB proposed to evaluate consumer product survey categories with more than 0.5 tpd VOC emissions as part of its rule development process. These initial work group meetings will be held by teleconference.

CARB also encourages interested stakeholders to meet individually with staff to discuss category-specific issues, emission reduction opportunities, and possible innovative regulatory approaches. CARB intends to utilize these meetings to propose specific categories and possible regulatory options for discussion at a second public workshop in Fall 2019, and to bring a regulatory proposal to the Board for its consideration in late 2020.



April 12, 2019 Workshop

To initiate rulemaking to achieve additional emission reductions from consumer products, CARB held a public workshop on April 12, 2019. Materials from this kickoff public workshop are posted below.

April 12, 2019 Workshop Notice
Workshop Presentation
Survey Data Summary and Findings
Appendix A: Survey Category VOC Histogram
Possible Initial Work Group Meeting Schedule - Updated
Workshop Recording


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