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

Version of section 10 from 2009-09-09 to 2018-02-01:


Marginal note:Conditions for issuing permit

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister must issue the permit if the following conditions are met:

    • (a) the applicant has provided evidence that it is not technically or economically feasible at the time of the application to reduce the VOC concentration in the architectural coating to the limit set out in column 2 of the schedule for that coating;

    • (b) the applicant has prepared a plan to identify the measures that will be taken by the applicant such that the VOC concentration in the architectural coating for manufacture or import is within the limit set out in column 2 of the schedule for that coating; and

    • (c) the period within which the plan is to be fully implemented does not exceed four years after the day on which the first permit is issued to the applicant.

  • Marginal note:Grounds for refusing permit

    (2) The Minister must refuse to issue a permit if

    • (a) the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe that the applicant has provided false or misleading information in support of their application; or

    • (b) information required under subsections 9(2) or (5) has not been provided or is insufficient to enable the Minister to process the application.

  • Marginal note:Expiry and permit renewal

    (3) A permit expires 24 months after the day on which it is issued unless, within the period of 30 days before the day on which the permit expires, the applicant submits a new application in accordance with section 9. The validity of the first permit may only be extended once for an additional 24 months for a given architectural coating and the same use.

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