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Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized the rule on Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Limits on Consumer Products.

This rule establishes limits on the quantity of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) contained in consumer products.

Any manufacturer of a chemically formulated consumer product subject to the requirements of this rule shall test any of its products that are sold, offered for sale, held for sale, distributed, supplied, or manufactured for sale in the state of Ohio to determine the VOC content of the product (or in the case of charcoal lighter material, its emissions per start). Such testing shall be performed utilizing the test methods specified in paragraphs (B) to (G) of this rule, as applicable.

The final rule was effective on June 4, 2018.