EPA Revises Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds

Regulatory Definition of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) May Be Revised

On 2 August, 2016, the U.S. EPA proposed revisions to the regulatory definition of volatile organic compounds (VOC) under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This proposed revision would add 1,1,2,2-Tetrafluor-1-(2,2,2-trifluoroethocy) ethane (also known as HFE-347pcf2; CAS number 406-78-0) to the list of compounds excluded from the regulatory definition of VOC on the basis that this compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation.

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EPA is issuing this rule as a direct final rule. As a result, if no adverse comment is received, EPA will take no further action and the rule will be effective 1 September, 2016.

Written comments can be submitted at http://www.regulations.gov referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0041.

Sources :

U.S. EPA Proposes Revisions to the Regulatory Definition of Volatile Organic Compounds, 81 FR 50408 (2016). 

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