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06-096 – DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

days with relative humidity greater than 70% and temperature below 65OF, at the time of application, provided that the coating contains acetone and no more than 550 grams of VOC per liter of coating, less water and exempt compounds, prior to the addition of VOC.

I. Effective January 1, 2011, varnishes may not contain volatile organic compounds in excess of 350 grams per liter.

4.Container labeling requirements

Any architectural coatings subject to this rule sold or distributed for sale in the State of Maine on or after January 1, 2006 shall display the information listed in section 4(A)-(I) on the coating container (or label affixed thereto) in which the coating is sold or distributed.

A.

Date code. The date the coating was manufactured, or a date code representing the date, shall be indicated on the label, lid or bottom of the container. If the manufacturer uses a date code for any coating, the manufacturer shall file an explanation of each code with the Department by January 1, 2006 or within 90 days of making the product available for sale in Maine.

B.Thinning recommendations. A statement of the manufacturer’s recommendation regarding thinning of the coating shall be indicated on the label or lid of the container. This requirement does not apply to the thinning of architectural coatings with water. If thinning of the coating prior to use is not necessary, the recommendation must specify that the coating is to be applied without thinning.

C.VOC content. Each container of any coating subject to this rule shall display either the maximum or the actual VOC content of the coating, as supplied, including the maximum thinning as recommended by the manufacturer. VOC content shall be displayed in grams of VOC per liter of coating. VOC content displayed shall be calculated using product formulation data, or shall be determined using the test methods in section 6(B). The equations in section 6(A) shall be used to calculate VOC content.

D.Industrial maintenance coatings. Each container of any industrial maintenance coating subject to this rule shall display on the label or the lid of the container in which the coating is sold or distributed one or more of the descriptions listed below:

(1)“For industrial use only”.

(2)“For professional use only”.

(3)“Not for residential use” or “Not intended for residential use”.

E.Clear brushing lacquers. The labels of all clear brushing lacquers shall prominently display the statements “For brush application only”, and “This product must not be thinned or sprayed”.

Chapter 151: Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings

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