SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will be revising the methodology for estimating emissions from thinning and cleanup solvents used with architectural coatings. The revised methodology is based on a research project that was funded by CARB and completed in 2004.

A summary of the revised methodology is available on the CARB Web site: The complete research report is also available at

In 2005, CARB conducted an Architectural Coatings Survey. CARB staff is currently processing the data from the survey and will be compiling the data in a survey report. The survey report will include estimated emissions from thinning and cleanup solvents that are associated with architectural coatings based on the revised methodology mentioned above.

For questions or comments, contact Monique Davis at 916/324.8182 or, or Jim Nyarady at 916/322.8273 or