3745-113-03 Standards for architectural and industrial maintenance (AIM) coatings.

(A) VOC content limits.

Except as provided in paragraphs (B) and (C) of this rule, on or after January 1, 2009, no person shall do any of the following:

(1) Manufacture, blend, or repackage for sale within the state of Ohio .

(2) Supply, sell or offer for sale within the state of Ohio .

(3) Solicit for application or apply within the state of Ohio, any AIM coating with a VOC content in excess of the corresponding limit specified in the table of this paragraph.

Limits are expressed in grams of VOC per liter of coating and pounds of VOC per gallon of coating thinned to the manufacturer's maximum recommendation, excluding the volume of any water, exempt compounds, or colorant added to tint bases.

Table: VOC Content Limits for AIM Coatings

Coating Type

Limit (grams/liter)

Limit (pounds/gallon)

Flat coatings

100

0.83

Non-flat coatings

150

1.25

Non-flat-high-gloss coatings

250

2.08

     

Specialty coatings:

     

Antenna coatings

530

4.42

Anti-fouling coatings

400

3.33

Bituminous roof coatings

300

2.50

Bituminous roof primers

350

2.92

Bond breakers

350

2.92

Calcimine recoaters

475

3.96

Clear wood coatings:

     

Clear brushing lacquers

680

5.67

Lacquers, including clear lacquer sanding sealers

550

4.59

Sanding sealers, excluding clear lacquers

350

2.92

Varnishes other than conversion varnishes

350

2.92

Conjugated oil varnish

450

3.75

Conversion varnishes

725

6.04

Concrete curing compounds

350

2.92

Concrete surface retarders

780

6.50

Dry fog coatings

400

3.33

Faux finishing coatings

350

2.92

Fire-resistive coatings

350

2.92

Fire-retardant coatings:

     

Clear

650

5.42

Opaque

350

2.92

Floor coatings

250

2.08

Flow coatings

420

3.50

Form-release compounds

250

2.08

Graphic arts coatings (sign paints)

500

4.17

High-temperature coatings

420

3.50

Impacted immersion coatings

780

6.50

Industrial maintenance coatings

340

2.83

Low-solids coatings

120

1.00

Magnesite cement coatings

450

3.75

Mastic texture coatings

300

2.50

Metallic pigmented coatings

500

4.17

Multi-color coatings

250

2.08

Nuclear coatings

450

3.75

Pre-treatment wash primers

420

3.50

Primers, sealers, and undercoaters

200

1.67

Quick-dry enamels

250

2.08

Quick-dry primers, sealers and undercoaters

200

1.67

Recycled coatings

250

2.08

Roof coatings

250

2.08

Rust preventive coatings

400

3.33

Shellacs:

     

Clear

730

6.09

Opaque

550

4.59

     

Specialty primers, sealers and undercoaters

350

2.92

Stains

250

2.08

Swimming pool coatings

340

2.83

Swimming pool repair & maintenance coatings

340

2.83

Temperature-indicator Safety coatings

550

4.59

Thermoplastic rubber

550

4.59

coatings and mastics

     

Traffic marking coatings

150

1.25

Waterproofing sealers

250

2.08

Waterproofing concrete/masonry sealers

400

3.33

Wood preservatives

350

2.92

Conversion factor: one pound VOC per gallon (US) = 119.95 grams per liter.

(B) Most restrictive VOC limit.

If anywhere on the container of any AIM coating, or any label or sticker affixed to the container, or in any sales, advertising, or technical literature supplied by a manufacturer or anyone acting on their behalf, any representation is made that indicates that the coating meets the definition of or is recommended for use for more than one of the coating categories listed in the table of paragraph (A)(3) of this rule, then the most restrictive VOC content limit shall apply. This provision does not apply to the following coating categories :

(1) Lacquer coatings (including lacquer sanding sealers) .

(2) Metallic pigmented coatings .

(3) Shellacs .

(4) Fire-retardant coatings .

(5) Pretreatment wash primers .

(6) Industrial maintenance coatings .

(7) Low-solids coatings .

(8) Wood preservatives .

(9) High-temperature coatings .

(10) Temperature-indicator safety coatings .

(11) Antenna coatings .

(12) Antifouling coatings .

(13) Flow coatings .

(14) Bituminous roof primers .

(15) Specialty primers, sealers, and undercoaters .

(16) Thermoplastic rubber coatings and mastics .

(17) Calcimine recoaters .

(18) Impacted immersion coatings .

(19) Nuclear coatings.

(C) Sell-through of coatings.

A coating manufactured prior to January 1, 2009, may be sold, supplied, or offered for sale until December 31, 2012. In addition, a coating manufactured before January 1, 2009 may be applied at any time, both before and after January 1, 2009, so long as the coating complied with the standards in effect at the time the coating was manufactured. This paragraph does not apply to any coating that does not display the date or date code required by paragraph (A) of rule 3745-113-04 of the Administrative Code.

(D) Painting practices.

All AIM coating containers used to apply the contents therein to a surface directly from the container by pouring, siphoning, brushing, rolling, padding, ragging, or other means, shall be closed when not in use. These AIM coatings containers include, but are not limited to, drums, buckets, cans, pails, trays, or other application containers. Containers of any VOC-containing materials used for thinning and cleanup shall also be closed when not in use.

(E) Thinning.

No person who applies or solicits the application of any AIM coating shall apply a coating that is thinned to exceed the applicable VOC limit specified in the table of paragraph (A)(3) of this rule.

(F) Rust preventive coatings.

No person shall apply or solicit the application of any rust preventive coating for industrial use, unless such a rust preventive coating complies with the industrial maintenance coating VOC limit specified in the table of paragraph (A)(3) of this rule. No person shall sell or offer for sale any rust preventative coating for application to any nonmetallic substrate, nor shall any person apply a rust preventative coating to any nonmetallic substrate.

(G) Coatings not listed in the table of paragraph (A)(3) of this rule.

For any coating that does not meet any of the definitions for the specialty coatings categories listed in the table of paragraph (A)(3) of this rule, the VOC content limit shall be determined by classifying the coating as a flat coating, non-flat coating, or non-flat-high-gloss coating as defined in paragraphs (A)(21), (A)(35) and (A)(36) of rule 3745-113-01 of the Administrative Code and the corresponding flat or non-flat coating limit shall apply.

Effective: 10/18/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/01/2013 and 10/18/2018
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3704.03(E)
Rule Amplifies: 3704.03(A) , 3704.03(E)
Prior Effective Dates: 9/21/07