Wiki / Environmental Protection Agency

An agency of the federal government responsible for pollution abatement and control programs, including programs in air and water pollution control, water supply and radiation protection, solid and toxic waste management, pesticides control, and noise abatement. The EPA regulations that impact the most on the paint and coatings industry are related to emissions from the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) used in paints, disposal of liquid and solid paint materials, emissions from blast cleaning operations, and disposal of hazardous blast cleaning wastes. Regulations are contained in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR). 

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