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Air Pollution Control Board
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General Definitions [9 VAC 5 ‑ 10]
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Action:
Definition of Volatile Organic Compound (Rev. B05)
 
General Information
Action Summary The definition of volatile organic compound (VOC) has been revised to exclude four compounds which have been demonstrated to be less reactive: 1,1,1,2,2,3,3-heptafluoro-3-methoxy-propane, 3-ethoxy-1,1,1,2,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,6-dodecafluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl) hexane, 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane, and methyl formate. The definition of VOC has also been revised in order to partially exclude t-butyl acetate: it should be considered to be a VOC for recordkeeping, emissions reporting, photochemical dispersion modeling and inventory requirements which apply to VOCs, and should be uniquely identified in emission reports, but it is not a VOC for purposes of VOC emission standards, emission limitations, or content requirements.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006 A 4 c of the Code of Virginia
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New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3114 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/04/2005.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen G. Sabasteanski 
Address: P.O. Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240
Email Address: kgsabastea@deq.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)698-4426    FAX: (804)698-4510