EPA Alerts Proposed Rules

May 30, 2013: (NPRM) EPA – air quality: revision to definition of volatile organic compounds

Exclusion of Benzotrifluoride

This direct final with parallel proposal would revise EPA’s definition of voltile organic compounds (VOC) for purposes of preparing state implementation plans (SIPs) to attain the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ozone. The action would add benzotrifluoride to the list of compounds excluded from the definition of VOC on the basis that this compound makes a negligible contribution to tropospheric ozone formation. VOC exemption petition submitted by Kowa American Corp. (Prior: OCC) on 7/29/12.