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What is CARB?


CARB refers to the Air Resources Board of the California Environmental Protection Agency, and associated Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) regulations. There are three enforced regulations the CARB’s Consumer Products Regulations:

  • Regulation for Reducing VOC Emissions from Antiperspirants and Deodorants
  • Regulation for Reducing Emissions from Consumer Products
  • Regulation for Reducing the Ozone Formed from Aerosol Coating Product Emissions


Within these three regulations, there are over 100 consumer product categories identified.


The field of VOCs is huge, with regulations at Federal, State, and local levels. ChemADVISOR begins with a focus on California state requirements, as these are among the strictest in the country.


ChemADVISOR Services in Support of CARB and VOCs


Struggling to understand the impact or limitations that California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations pose on consumer products? ChemADVISOR will navigate these regulations with you by completing a Product Determination (what category(ies) does your product meet) and identifying the limitations imposed by CARB regulations aimed to decrease volatile organic compounds (VOC), toxic air contaminants (TAC) and greenhouse gases (GHG).


In addition to Product Determination, ChemADVISOR can then also evaluate whether your product(s) is suitable for an Alternative Control Plan (ACP) or an Innovative Product Exemption under these regulations.