Overview of VOC Regulations

Keeping track of the constantly evolving Architectural and Industrial Surface Coating VOC regulations in the United States is a daunting task. Forecasting what these regulations might like in the future is even more difficult. However both are important given concerns over compliance and future R&D efforts to lower VOC content in coatings products. I will provide an overview of Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) as well as Industrial Surface Coating VOC regulations at the Federal, State and local level.


As Vice President of Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs at the American Coatings Association – during his 19 years at ACA, David has worked on coatings manufacturing environmental compliance issues, industrial surface coating and architectural coating VOC regulations and post-consumer paint issues. David has a MS and BS in environmental engineering from Syracuse University and is a professional environmental engineer.