Q-2, r. 4.1 - Clean Air Regulation

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38. The emission of volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere from the combined paint application activities of a body repair and paint shop may exceed the limit prescribed by section 27, provided that the volatile organic compound content of the paints applied does not exceed the limit set out in the following table for each type of paint:

Type of paint Maximum VOC content
(g/l of product applied)

Primer surfacer 250

Primer sealer 340

Pre-treatment wash primer 660

Adhesion promoter 840

Colour coating 420

Uniform finish coating 540

Truck-bed liner coating 310

Temporary protection coating 60

Underbody coating 430

Single-stage coating 420

Multi-colour coating 680

Clear coating 250

Other coatings 250

Surface cleaners 50

For the purposes of this section, the volatile organic compound content is established according to the monthly weighted average composition of the volumes of paint used for each type of paint. If a solvent, hardener or catalyst is mixed with the paint, the volatile organic compound content of the product must be included in the calculation of the average content of the paint used to determine its volatile organic compound content.
O.C. 501-2011, s. 38.