CARB Recommends Exempting TBAC from VOCs in California Consumer Products Regulations
The primary revision to the March 2002 report includes the addition of an ozone health-benefit analysis associated with a potential reduction in ozone due to increased use of TBAC. Based on a comprehensive multi-agency review, the staff recommends that TBAC be excluded from the definition of VOCs in the California Consumer Products Regulations. The staff recommendation in the report is as follows:
"Staff recommends exempting TBAC from the definition of VOC from the California Consumer Products Regulations based on its low reactivity. However, staff will further evaluate appropriate consumer-products categories that are most likely to use TBAC to determine whether or not use in these products could pose unacceptable exposures." Visit http://www.arb. ca.gov/research/reactivity/tbac1.pdf for a copy of the recent draft.