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Utah to Propose Revised AIM Rule

Contact: David Darling Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has released an advanced notice of rulemaking for architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings’ volatile organic compound (VOC) content. The draft rule is based on the Ozone Transport Commission Phase II model rule.

If the draft rule gains DEQ management approval this month, it will go to the June Board as a proposal to post for public comment.   

Of note, the rule applies to only seven counties in Utah: Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Weber Counties. The proposed rule offers a compliance date of Sept. 1, 2014, and also contains a three-year sell-through provision.

This past year Utah also proposed a new regulation for industrial adhesives and sealants for sale in the state based on the OTC Model Rule for Adhesives and Sealants; as well as proposed adopting a host of Control Technique Guidelines (CTG) for industrial surface coatings. Additionally, Utah DEQ proposed a new Automobile Refinish Coating Rule for automotive refinishing sources, including related cleaning operations.

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