Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are a large group of chemicals, emitted as gases, from many products used in the building of and in maintaining your home. These gases are released into the atmosphere due to having high vapor pressures at normal room temperatures. In an attempt to regulate air pollutants, the Federal government has set limits on the volume of VOC's products can release. Some states and municipalities have set even more strict regulations on VOC emmissions products.
EAGLE, I.F.P COMPANY takes great care in formulating our products to meet, or exceed, minimum standards set in states and regions throughout the country, without sacrificing quality or durability of our sealers.
Below is more a map showing the different VOC areas.
FEDERAL VOC Rules for Concrete Coatings
February 16, 2016
All areas of the United States of America are subject to the following rules unless their state or local jurisdiction has adopted more restrictive rules. We have divided the rules into three categories; Federal, Low VOC, and Very Low VOC.
States currently following the US EPA Federal VOC Rules are; Alabama, Alaska, Arizona (except Maricopa County), Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (except seven counties in the Salt Lake Basin), Vermont, Virginia (except eleven counties around DC and Richmond), Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
National AIM rule, January 2005 (regulated by EPA) = US EPA AIM = federal AIM VOC 40 CFR Part 59 Subpart D under the authority of Section 183(e) of the Clean Air Act
National AIM Rule
Low VOC Rules for Concrete Coatings
Northeast Ozone Transport Commission (OTC)
The OTC is a coalition of 13 northeastern states and District of Columbia working cooperatively to solve regional ozone problems. While they work collectively, each state acts autonomously on rule adoption. The OTC created a model AIM VOC rule that many member states have adopted; some with minor modifications.
The states and districts with OTC rules include Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, the District of Columbia and Virginia’s DC, Fredericksburg and Richmond area counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Hanover, Henrico, Chesterfield, Charles City and Prince George. Vermont is a member of OTC but has not yet adopted the OTC VOC rule.
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic: OTC Phase I Model Rule, January 1, 2005
Ozone Transport Commission
Lake Michigan Air Director’s Consortium (LADCO)
LADCO is a cooperative air quality group comprised of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio. It is a looser coalition than the OTC with no AIM VOC model rule.
LADCO recommends adaption of OTC’s Low VOC Rules. Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana have adopted the OTC’s Low VOC Rules. Michigan and Wisconsin have yet to implement the Low VOC rules.
Canada adopted Low VOC Rules similar to OTC on September 9, 2010.
Arizona’s Maricopa County (Phoenix area) has adopted Low VOC Rules similar to OTC.
Very Low VOC Rules for Concrete Coatings
Michigan: On April 18, 2023, Michigan adopted OTC Phase II
New York: On July 1, 2022, New York adopted OTC Phase II
Maryland: On January 1, 2017, Maryland adopted OTC Phase II
Delaware: On March 1, 2017, Delaware adopted OTC Phase II
Connecticut: On May 1, 2018, Connecticut adopted OTC Phase II
Rhode Island: On January 24, 2020, Rhode Island adopted OTC Phase II
Colorado: On May 1, 2020, Colorado adopted OTC phase II