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Title 40Chapter ISubchapter CPart 59Subpart D → Appendix


Title 40: Protection of Environment
PART 59—NATIONAL VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND EMISSION STANDARDS FOR CONSUMER AND COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS
Subpart D—National Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards for Architectural Coatings


Table 1 to Subpart D of Part 59—Volatile Organic Compound (VOC), Content Limits for Architectural Coatings

[Unless otherwise specified, limits are expressed in grams of VOC per liter of coating thinned to the manufacturer's maximum recommendation excluding the volume of any water, exempt compounds, or colorant added to tint bases.]

Coating categoryGrams VOC per literPounds VOC per gallona
Antenna coatings5304.4
Anti-fouling coatings4503.8
Anti-graffiti coatings6005.0
Bituminous coatings and mastics5004.2
Bond breakers6005.0
Calcimine recoater4754.0
Chalkboard resurfacers4503.8
Concrete curing compounds3502.9
Concrete curing and sealing compounds7005.8
Concrete protective coatings4003.3
Concrete surface retarders7806.5
Conversion varnish7256.0
Dry fog coatings4003.3
Extreme high durability coatings8006.7
Faux finishing/glazing7005.8
Fire-retardant/resistive coatings:
Clear8507.1
Opaque4503.8
Flat coatings:
Exterior coatings2502.1
Interior coatings2502.1
Floor coatings4003.3
Flow coatings6505.4
Form release compounds4503.8
Graphic arts coatings (sign paints)5004.2
Heat reactive coatings4203.5
High temperature coatings6505.4
Impacted immersion coatings7806.5
Industrial maintenance coatings4503.8
Lacquers (including lacquer sanding sealers)6805.7
Magnesite cement coatings6005.0
Mastic texture coatings3002.5
Metallic pigmented coatings5004.2
Multi-colored coatings5804.8
Nonferrous ornamental metal lacquers and surface protectants8707.3
Nonflat coatings:
Exterior coatings3803.2
Interior coatings3803.2
Nuclear coatings4503.8
Pretreatment wash primers7806.5
Primers and undercoaters3502.9
Quick-dry coatings:
Enamels4503.8
Primers, sealers, and undercoaters4503.8
Repair and maintenance thermoplastic coatings6505.4
Roof coatings2502.1
Rust preventative coatings4003.3
Sanding sealers (other than lacquer sanding sealers)5504.6
Sealers (including interior clear wood sealers)4003.3
Shellacs:
Clear7306.1
Opaque5504.6
Stains:
Clear and semitransparent5504.6
Opaque3502.9
Low solidsb120b1.0
Stain controllers7206.0
Swimming pool coatings6005.0
Thermoplastic rubber coatings and mastics5504.6
Traffic marking coatings1501.3
Varnishes4503.8
Waterproofing sealers and treatments6005.0
Wood preservatives:
Below ground wood preservatives5504.6
Clear and semitransparent5504.6
Opaque3502.9
Low solidsb120b1.0
Zone marking coatings4503.8

aEnglish units are provided for information only. Compliance will be determined based on the VOC content limit, as expressed in metric units.

bUnits are grams of VOC per liter (pounds of VOC per gallon) of coating, including water and exempt compounds, thinned to the maximum thinning recommended by the manufacturer.

[63 FR 48877, Sept. 11, 1998; 63 FR 55175, Oct. 14, 1998; 63 FR 32103, June 15, 1999; 64 FR 35002, June 30, 1999]

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