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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU94 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings Amendments 
Abstract: This action finalizes amendments to the National Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emission Standards for Aerosol Coatings (aerosol coatings reactivity rule), pursuant to section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). CAA section 183(e) requires the EPA to list for regulation consumer and commercial products accounting for at least 80 percent of VOC emissions, on a reactivity-adjusted basis, resulting from the use of such products in nonattainment areas that do not meet the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ozone. The aerosol coatings reactivity rule, promulgated on March 24, 2008, and codified at 40 CFR part 59, subpart E, establishes nationwide VOC reactivity-based emission standards to address VOC emissions from the aerosol spray paints category. The rule has been amended several times, primarily in response to petitioners requesting the EPA to expand the list of compounds and reactivity factors (RFs) used to determine compliance. This final action responds to industry trade association requests for the EPA to revise the national standards to be consistent and uniform, where appropriate, with State standards for the purposes of increasing efficiency and reducing burden. As such, this final action adds compounds and RF, updates existing reactivity values, revises the default RF for compounds that do not have an established value, revises the threshold for compounds regulated by the rule, and adds a requirement for regulated entities to submit electronic copies of notifications and reports. This action is not anticipated to have disproportionately high or adverse human health or environmental effects on people of color, low-income populations and/or indigenous peoples, and there are no anticipated adverse environmental or economic impacts from compliance with the final rule. The EPA plans to finalize this action by December 30, 2022. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR Part 59, Subpart E     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq, Clean Air Act    42 U.S.C. 7414    42 U.S.C. 7511b   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/17/2021  86 FR 51851   
Final Rule  12/00/2022 
Additional Information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2006-0971.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL:  
Sectors Affected: 32551 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 325510 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 325998 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kaye Whitfield
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code D243–01,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2509

Keith Barnett
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-5605
Fax:919 541-4991