Canada National AIM Rule
- In March 27, 2004, the Government of Canada outlined its plan to develop regulations under CEPA 1999 to set VOC emission standards for consumer products.
- In October 2006, the Government of Canada outlined the approach to reduce emissions of air pollutants & committed to propose regulations limiting VOCs in consumer products.
- The proposed VOC concentration limits have been developed to align with requirements in those U.S. states that are members of the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC).
- Protects the environment and health of Canadians by setting VOC concentration limits for 53 categories of architectural coatings under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) implemented on September 9, 2010
Canada National AIM Rule Exemptions
Manufacturers can only supply coatings above maximum VOC limits if packages in containers of one liter or less if they are categorized as one of eight coating categories, including: Faux Finishing, High Temperature Coatings, Lacquers including Lacquer Sanding Sealers, Varnish, Quick-Dry Enamels, Satins, Rust Preventative Coatings, or Low Solids Coatings.
A two-year sell-through provision allowing non-compliant products manufactured and in Canada prior to the effective date can be sold two additional years.
For the most up-to-date and accurate regulatory data, please consult the appropriate regulatory organization www.ec.gc.ca
|Coating Category||Canadian AIM (Effective 9/9/10) (g/L)|
|Non-Flat High Gloss||250|
|Industrial Maintenance General||340|
|Industrial Maintenance High Temp||420|
|Quick Dry Primer||200|
|Quick Dry Enamel||250|
|Waterproof — Wood||250|
|Waterproof — Concrete||400|