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Valspar Fined for Air-Quality Violations

Thursday, September 10, 2009

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently levied a $218,000 fine against The Valspar Corp. for violating state air-quality regulations between 2007 and 2008.

The agency said Valspar “sold, supplied, or manufactured for sale three consumer product lines that exceeded California standards for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including the well-known ‘Goof Off’ adhesive remover.”

CARB, a department of the California Environmental Protection Agency, said Valspar fully cooperated with the investigation into the violations, which included:

• 42,012 units of “Goof Off The Ultimate Remover,” a general-purpose adhesive remover, which exceeded the 20% VOC limit;

• 7,006 units of “Goof Off Graffiti Remover,” which exceeded the 50% VOC limit; and,

• 4,555 units of “AFTA Adhesive Remover Cleaning Solvent,” a general degreaser, which exceeded the 4% VOC limit.

Valspar no longer owns the “Goof Off” product line and stopped selling the AFTA product in California, CARB said. The company will pay $218,000 in penalties to the California Air Pollution Control Fund for projects and research to improve California’s air quality.

   

Tagged categories: Coatings manufacturers; Environmental Protection; Regulations; Valspar; VOC emissions

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