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New Hampshire VOC Compliance Regulations

Consumer Product Rule: This rule was initially adopted with a compliant date of 1/1/2007. The rule was modified with more product categories added with a compliant date of 1/2015 and 1/1/2017.

It regulates Adhesives, Sealants and Caulking compounds packaged in containers of 16 fluid ounces or less with an exception where it regulates Contact Adhesives packaged in containers of 1 gallon or less.

The following consumer products are exempt from the rule:

(1) Any consumer product manufactured solely for shipment and use outside of the State of New Hampshire.

(2) Adhesives sold in containers of 0.03 liter (1 ounce) or less.

(3) Flooring seam sealers used to join fill the seam between two adjoining pieces of flexible sheet flooring.

(4) Adhesives, Sealants and Caulking compounds packaged in containers of greater than 16 fluid ounces.

(5) Contact Adhesives packaged in containers of greater than 1 gallon.

(6) Clear, paintable, water resistant caulking compounds.

(7) Removable caulking compounds.

(8) Roof cements and roof sealants.

(9) Insulating foam sealants.

DAP repair products such as glazing and spackling compounds, painter’s putty products, fillers and repair products are not regulated under this rule.

Following is the category of products regulated by this rule and their VOC limits:

Product Category

VOC Limit Wt:Wt%

Aerosol Mist Spray Adhesive

65

Aerosol Web Spray Adhesive

55

Construction, Panel, and Floor Adhesive

15

General Purpose Contact Adhesive

55

Special Purpose Contact Adhesive

80

General Purpose Adhesive

10

Structural Waterproof Adhesive

15

Sealants and Caulking Compound

4

General Purpose Adhesive Remover

20

Specialty Adhesive Remover

70

 

Note that the VOC limits for Construction, Panel, and Floor Adhesive category will drop to 7% on January 1, 2015. Following is a list of products compliant with New Hampshire Consumer Product Rule:

Adhesive and Sealant Rule: New Hampshire has not yet adopted an Adhesive and Sealant rule for larger industrial size adhesive and sealant products (adhesive and sealant products rule (adhesives and sealants packaged in containers larger than 16 fluid ounces and contact adhesives packaged in containers larger than 1 gallon).


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