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Map of VOC Regulations for Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Sealers in the United States

Scroll down for Brickform Sealers available for use in each of these regulatory areas


 
US E.P.A.VOC Limits
Concrete Curing and Sealing Compounds700 g/L
Concrete Sealers600 g/L

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) – National Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings rule. In 1998, the US EPA issued a nationwide AIM rule limiting emissions from volatile organic compounds (VOC) pursuant with the Clean Air Act. BRICKFORM Sealers that are compliant with the National EPA Volatile Organic Compound Emission Standards levels for Architectural Coatings are shown below:

Concrete Curing and Sealing Compounds: (< 700 g/L VOC)

  • Gem Cure & Seal (< 350 VOC, < 650 VOC)
  • Gem Cure & Seal WB (< 100 VOC)

Concrete Sealers: (< 600 g/L VOC)

  • Poly-Seal® (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC, < 600 VOC)
  • Gem-Seal (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC, < 600 VOC)
  • Safety-Seal (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Stealth-Seal WB (< 100 VOC)
  • Gem-Guard (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC, < 600 VOC)

 
Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium (LADCO)VOC Limits
Cure & Seals350 g/L
Concrete Sealers400 g/L

BRICKFORM sealers that comply with the State VOC levels suggested by Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium (LADCO). LADCO advises using OTC Model Rule 2002 (Phase I) for Architectural Coatings. Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio are the only LADCO member states that have adopted these levels. Michigan and Wisconsin are members of LADCO but still observe the US EPA AIM VOC levels.

Cure & Seals:

  • Gem Cure & Seal (< 350 VOC)
  • Gem Cure & Seal WB (< 100 VOC)

Concrete Sealers:

  • Poly-Seal® (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Gem-Seal (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Safety-Seal (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Stealth-Seal WB (< 100 VOC)
  • Gem-Guard (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)

 
Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) Phase IVOC Limits
Cure & Seals350 g/L
Concrete Sealers400 g/L

BRICKFORM products that comply with the State VOC levels that follow the Ozone Transport Commission’s Model Rule 2002 (Phase I) for Architectural Coatings:

Cure & Seals: (< 350 VOC)

  • Gem Cure & Seal (< 350 VOC)
  • Gem Cure & Seal WB (< 100 VOC)

Concrete Sealers:

  • Poly-Seal® (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Gem-Seal (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Safety-Seal (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Stealth-Seal WB (< 100 VOC)
  • Gem-Guard (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)

 
Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) PHASE II 
Cure & Seals350 g/L
Concrete Sealer100 g/L

BRICKFORM sealers that comply with the State VOC levels that follow the Ozone Transport Commission’s Model Rule 2009-12 (Phase II) for Architectural Coatings are shown below.

Cure & Seals:

  • Gem Cure & Seal (< 350 VOC)
  • Gem Cure & Seal WB (< 100 VOC)

Concrete Sealers:

  • Poly-Seal® (< 100 VOC)
  • Gem-Seal (< 100 VOC)
  • Safety-Seal (< 100 VOC)
  • Stealth-Seal WB (< 100 VOC)
  • Gem-Guard (< 100 VOC)

**All states colored green indicate that there are mixed VOC regulations within the state. Please consult the local regulations in your area for more information. As general guidance, please see the information below:


Arizona: Most of Arizona follows the EPA established levels shown above. Maricopa County (Phoenix area) adopted the level shown below for concrete sealers.

Related Links:

 
Arizona’s Maricopa County Rule 335 
Cure & Seals350 g/L
Concrete Sealers400 g/L

Cure & Seals: (< 350 VOC)

  • Gem Cure & Seal (< 350 VOC)
  • Gem Cure & Seal WB (< 100 VOC)

Concrete Sealers:

  • Poly-Seal® (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Gem-Seal (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Safety-Seal (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Stealth-Seal WB (< 100 VOC)
  • Gem-Guard (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)

California: Please consult the local regulations in your area. For a summary of AIM levels by county, please see the following link: VOC Limits

Related Links:

  • For more information on California’s SCAQMD Rule 1113: Rule 1113
 
CARB and SCAQMD levelsVOC
Concrete Sealer (includes Cure and Seals)100 g/L

BRICKFORM sealers that comply

  • Gem Cure & Seal WB (< 100 VOC)
  • Poly-Seal® (< 100 VOC)
  • Gem-Seal (< 100 VOC)
  • Safety-Seal (< 100 VOC)
  • Stealth-Seal WB (< 100 VOC)
  • Gem-Guard (< 100 VOC)

Utah: Counties of Box Elder, Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, and Weber adopted VOC levels shown below. Link to Utah Regulations

 
Utah– R307-361 Architectural CoatingsVOC
Cure & Seals350 g/L
Concrete Sealer100 g/L

Cure & Seals: (< 350 VOC)

  • Gem Cure & Seal (< 350 VOC)
  • Gem Cure & Seal WB (< 100 VOC)

Concrete Sealers:

  • Poly-Seal® (< 100 VOC)
  • Gem-Seal (< 100 VOC)
  • Safety-Seal (< 100 VOC)
  • Stealth-Seal WB (< 100 VOC)
  • Gem-Guard (< 100 VOC)

Virginia: Virginia Department of Environmental Quality – 9 VAC 5, Chapter 45, Part II, Article 5 Virginia EPA Document Link.

**The levels below apply to the following counties in Northern Virginia: Arlington County, Fairfax county, Loudoun county, Prince William county, Strafford county, Alexandria city, Fairfax city, falls church city, Manassas city, Manassas park city; Fredericksburg: Spotsylvania county, Fredericksburg city; Richmond: Charles city county, Chesterfield county, Hanover county, Henrico county, Prince George county, Colonial Heights city, Hopewell city, Petersburg city, Richmond city

 
Virginia -9VAC5 CHAPTER 45 
Cure & Seals350 g/L
Concrete Sealers400 g/L

Cure & Seals: (< 350 VOC)

  • Gem Cure & Seal (< 350 VOC)
  • Gem Cure & Seal WB (< 100 VOC)

Concrete Sealers:

  • Poly-Seal® (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Gem-Seal (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Safety-Seal (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)
  • Stealth-Seal WB (< 100 VOC)
  • Gem-Guard (< 100 VOC, < 400 VOC)

Acronyms:

  • AIM: Architectural and Industrial Maintenance Coatings
  • CARB: California Air Resource Board (California EPA ARB)
  • EPA: Environmental Protection Agency (US)
  • LADCO: Lake Michigan Air Directors Consortium
  • OTC: Ozone Transport Commission
  • SCAQMD: South Coast Air Quality Management District (Southern California)
  • VOC: Volatile Organic Compound

All stated facts are for informational purposes only and are based solely on information known to BRICKFORM as of the date of this document’s publication. Please consult your federal, state, and local regulations. This information is for guidance purposes only.