On Sept. 26, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, & Energy (MI EGLE) issued a proposed rule package related to volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. The proposal includes amendments to Michigan’s consumer products rule, as well the state’s VOC rule for Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) coatings.
For its Consumer Products rule, MI EGLE is proposing to incorporate the standards and requirements from the Ozone Transport Commission’s (OTC) Phase IV Model Rule for Consumer Products (by reference). Michigan’s proposal includes a compliance date of Jan. 1, 2023. Prior to the proposal, ACA and its Consumer Products Committee had urged via comments that MI EGLE to adopt amendments to its Consumer Products Rule consistent with that iteration of the OTC Model Rule. ACA has also advocated for similar adoption of the Phase IV Model Rule for Consumer Products in Ohio, New York, and New Jersey.
The proposed amendments to Michigan’s VOC rule for AIM coatings would incorporate the standards and requirements from the OTC Phase II Model Rule for AIM (by reference). Prior to the proposal, ACA and its AIM Coatings Committee had urged MI EGLE to adopt provisions consistent with the OTC Phase II Model Rule for AIM, as it had across other states, including Ohio and New Jersey. Like the Consumer Products rule, the proposal includes a compliance date of Jan. 1, 2023.
MI EGLE will be accepting comments on its proposed rule package through October 26, 2022. The department will also host a public hearing on October 26 at 1:00 pm to discuss the proposal with interested stakeholders, with both in-person and virtual participation options. The draft rule language, public hearing notice, and additional information may be found here.
ACA will remain engaged through the rulemaking process via its AIM VOC and Consumer Products Committees.
Contact ACA’s Rhett Cash for more information.