Charcoal Lighter Material Information

This page last reviewed August 19, 2019

The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has adopted several regulations to reduce the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that are emitted from the use of consumer products in homes and institutions. The Consumer Products Regulations are found in  Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Division 3, Chapter 1, Subchapter 8.5, Articles 1 through 5, Sections 94500-94575. A charcoal lighter material (CLM) must meet specific requirements of Section 94509(h) to be sold in California. 



Charcoal Lighter Material Application Form

Application to apply for Charcoal Lighter Material (CLM) certification through ARB.

Compiled List of ARB Certified Charcoal Lighter Material Products  (PDF - 65K)

List of ARB certified CLM Products. (Last updated: August 16, 2019)

ARB Enforcement Division's Charcoal Lighter Material Advisory #316

Summary of the regulatory requirements for CLM certification.

SCAQMD Rule 1174: Ignition Method Compliance Certification Protocol

Used to determine whether a CLM meets the standards of the Consumer Products Regulation.

For more information contact Jasmine Nguyen at (916) 322-5911.