06-096DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
Chapter 151:ARCHITECTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE (AIM) COATINGS
SUMMARY: This regulation establishes limits for emissions of volatile organic compounds from architectural and industrial maintenance coatings.
A.Except as provided in section 1(B), this regulation applies to any person who supplies, sells, offers for sale, or manufactures any architectural coating for use within the State of Maine and to any person who applies or solicits the application of any architectural coating within the State of Maine.
This regulation does not apply to:
Any architectural coating that is sold or manufactured for use outside the State of Maine or for shipment to other manufacturers for reformulation or repackaging.
Any aerosol coating product.
Any architectural coating that is sold in a container with a volume of one liter (1.057 quart) or less.
A.Adhesive. “Adhesive” means any chemical substance that is applied for the purpose of bonding two surfaces together other than by mechanical means.
B.Aerosol coating product. “Aerosol coating product” means a pressurized coating product containing pigments or resins that dispenses product ingredients by means of a propellant, and is packaged in a disposable can for hand-held application, or for use in specialized equipment for ground traffic/marking applications.
C.Antenna coating. “Antenna coating” means a coating labeled and formulated exclusively for application to equipment and associated structural appurtenances that are used to receive or transmit electromagnetic signals.
D.Antifouling coating. “Antifouling coating” means a coating labeled and formulated for application to submerged stationary structures and their appurtenances to prevent or reduce the attachment of marine or freshwater biological organisms. To qualify as an antifouling coating, the coating must be registered with both the EPA under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. section 136 et seq.) and with the State of Maine Board of Pesticides Control according to 7 MRSA §607.
E.Appurtenance. “Appurtenance” means any accessory to a stationary structure coated at the site of installation, whether installed or detached, including but not limited to: bathroom and kitchen fixtures; cabinets; concrete forms; doors; elevators; fences;