The Air Pollution Control District (APCD) regulates painting operations to control the emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) which are precursors to the formation of ozone. The materials used may also contain dangerous Toxic Air Contaminants (TAC). Applicable rules cover various substrates and include specific definitions and standards. If you have questions or need additional clarifications please call the main Compliance telephone number (858) 586-2650 and ask to speak with the Duty Inspector.
APCD has developed and continues to add various sample record keeping forms and instructional videos to assist the business community in remaining compliant.
VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) Help Guides
How to Find VOC Information for Coating Operations
How to Calculate VOC Emissions
How to Determine if a Coating is Compliant with District VOC Standards
N.E.S.H.A.P. 6H Forms
Automotive and Mobile Equipment
- Approved Non-HVLP Spray Guns
Auto Coatings Compliance Class
HVLP Spray Guns
Automotive Coatings Videos are also available in Spanish
Cleaning of Application Equipment
Spray Booth Filters
Sample Recordkeeping Forms
Marine Coating Operations for Environmental Managers
Compliance at the Deckplate Doing it Right!
Compliance Division Contact
Call the Compliance Division Monday through Friday 7:00am-5:00pm at (858) 586-2650 or by email.