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Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Concentration Limits for Architectural Coatings Regulations

Version of section 1 from 2018-02-02 to 2024-04-01:

Marginal note:Definitions

  •  (1) The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

    architectural coating

    architectural coating means a product to be applied onto or impregnated into a substrate, for use on traffic surfaces such as streets and highways, curbs, berms, driveways, parking lots, sidewalks and airport runways, or stationary structures, including temporary buildings and their appurtenances, whether installed or detached. (revêtement architectural)

    excluded compounds

    excluded compounds means the compounds that are excluded under item 65 of Schedule 1 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 and includes acetic acid, 1,1–dimethylethyl ester (C6H1202). (composés exclus)


    pigment means finely ground insoluble powder that provides an architectural coating with any of the following properties: colour, corrosion inhibition, conductivity, opacity, sheen, gloss or improved mechanical properties. (pigment)

    volatile organic compounds

    volatile organic compounds or VOC means volatile organic compounds that participate in atmospheric photochemical reactions and that are not excluded compounds. (composés organiques volatils ou COV)

  • Marginal note:Incorporation by reference

    (2) Any standard or method that is incorporated by reference in these Regulations is incorporated as amended from time to time.

  • SOR/2018-11, s. 48(F)

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