Adhesives, sealants and caulks used on the project shall meet the requirements of the following standards:
- Adhesives, adhesive bonding primers, adhesive primers, sealants, sealant primers and caulks shall comply with local or regional air pollution control or air quality management district rules where applicable or SCAQMD Rule 1168 VOC limits, as shown in Tables A5.504.8.1 and A5.504.8.2. Such products also shall comply with the Rule 1168 prohibition on the use of certain toxic compounds (chloroform, ethylene dichloride, methylene chloride, perchloroethylene and trichloroethylene), except for aerosol products as specified in Subsection 2, below.
ADHESIVE VOC LIMIT1,2 Less Water and Less Exempt Compounds in Grams per Liter
|ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATIONS||CURRENT VOC LIMIT|
|Indoor carpet adhesives||50|
|Carpet pad adhesives||50|
|Outdoor carpet adhesives||150|
|Wood flooring adhesive||100|
|Rubber floor adhesives||60|
|Ceramic tile adhesives||65|
|VCT and asphalt tile adhesives||50|
|Drywall and panel adhesives||50|
|Cove base adhesives||50|
|Multipurpose construction adhesives||70|
|Structural glazing adhesives||100|
|Single-ply roof membrane adhesives||250|
|Other adhesive not specifically listed||50|
|Plastic cement welding||250|
|Adhesive primer for plastic||550|
|Special purpose contact adhesive||250|
|Structural wood member adhesive||140|
|Top and trim adhesive||250|
|SUBSTRATE SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS|
|Metal to metal||30|
|Porous material (except wood)||50|
- If an adhesive is used to bond dissimilar substrates together the adhesive with the highest VOC content shall be allowed.
- For additional information regarding methods to measure the VOC content specified in this table, see South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 1168, http://www.arb.ca.gov/DRDB/SC/CURHTML/R1168.PDF.
SEALANT VOC LIMIT Less Water and Less Exempt Compounds in Grams per Liter
|SEALANTS||CURRENT VOC LIMIT|
|Single-ply roof membrane||450|
Note: For additional information regarding methods to measure the VOC content specified in these tables, see South Coast Air Quality Management District Rule 1168: http://www.arb.ca.gov/DRDB/SC/CURHTML/R1168.PDF.
Architectural paints and coatings shall comply with VOC limits in Table 1 of the ARB Architectural Coatings Suggested Control Measure, as shown in Table A5.504.8.3, unless local limits apply. The VOC content limit for coatings that do not meet the definitions for the specialty coatings categories listed in Table A5.504.8.3, shall be determined by classifying the coating as a Flat, Nonflat or Nonflat-High Gloss coating, based on its gloss, as defined in Subsections 4.21, 4.36 and 4.37 of the 2007 California Air Resources Board, Suggested Control Measure and the corresponding Flat, Nonflat or Non-flat-High Gloss VOC limit in Table A5.504.8.3 shall apply.
VOC CONTENT LIMITS FOR ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS2, 3 Grams of VOC Per Liter of Coating, Less Water and Less Exempt Compounds
|COATING CATEGORY||EFFECTIVE 1/1/2010||EFFECTIVE 1/1/2012|
|Nonflat-high gloss coatings||150|
|Aluminum roof coatings||400|
|Basement specialty coatings||400|
|Bituminous roof coatings||50|
|Bituminous roof primers||350|
|Concrete curing compounds||350|
|Dry fog coatings||150|
|Faux finishing coatings||350|
|Graphic arts coatings (sign paints)||500|
|Industrial maintenance coatings||250|
|Low solids coatings1||120|
|Magnesite cement coatings||450|
|Mastic texture coatings||100|
|Metallic pigmented coatings||500|
|Pretreatment wash primers||420|
|Primers, sealers and undercoaters||100|
|Reactive penetrating sealers||350|
|Rust preventative coatings||400||250|
|Specialty primers, sealers and undercoaters||350||100|
|Swimming pool coatings||340|
|Traffic marking coatings||100|
|Tub and tile refinish coatings||420|
- Grams of VOC Per liter of coating, including water and including exempt compounds.
- The specified limits remain in effect unless revised limits are listed in subsequent columns in the table.
- Values in this table are derived from those specified by the California Air Resources Board, Architectural Coatings Suggested Control Measure, February 1, 2008. More information is available at Air Resources Board.
Verification of compliance with this section shall be provided at the request of the enforcing agency. Documentation may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Manufacturers product specification.
- Field verification of on-site product containers.
All carpet installed in the building interior shall meet the testing and product requirements of one of the following:
- Carpet and Rug Institute's Green Label Plus Program.
- California Department of Public Health Standard Practice for the testing of VOCs (Specification 01350).
- NSF/ANSI 140 at the Gold level.
- Scientific Certifications Systems Sustainable Choice.
Hardwood plywood, particleboard and medium density fiberboard composite wood products used on the interior or exterior of the building shall meet the requirements for formaldehyde as specified in ARB's Air Toxics Control Measure for Composite Wood (17 CCR 93120 et seq.), by or before the dates specified in those sections, as shown in Table A5.504.8.5
|Product||Current Limit||Jan 1, 2012||July 1, 2012|
|Hardwood plywood veneer core||0.05|
|Hardwood plywood composite core||0.08||0.05|
|Medium density fiberboard||0.11|
|Thin medium density fiberboard2||0.21||.13|
- Values in this table are derived from those specified by the California Air Resources Board, Air Toxics Control Measure for Composite Wood as tested in accordance with ASTM E1333-96 (2002). For additional information, see California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Sections 93120 through 93120.12.
- Thin medium density fiberboard has a maximum thickness of eight millimeters.