These products consist of body sprays, aftershaves, fragrance mists, and EDP/EDT. They are currently regulated at 75% VOC. CARB proposed in November to move these to 65% in 2023 and 50% in 2027. With these new limits, 5.8 tons of reduction would be achieved by 2027.
Initially, PCPC could not gain any consensus from their membership. Recently they have gained some success and have been able to move CARB to a slightly different position on this category. Industry has requested that EDP/EDT products be exempted from this regulation due to their different nature as compared to a body spray. In the March workshop, CARB gave out this additional information which shows the tons per day emitted by product type and by fragrance concentration.
As you can see, the higher fragrance percentage products are primarily dominated by the EDP/EDT products. Most of the tonnage of emissions in this category is actually coming from the Fragrance body sprays and fragrance mist products that have much lower fragrance percentages in the formulations.
As of the April workshop, CARB has broken this category into two parts. They have separated out the products with less than 10% fragrance and those with more than 10%. They are now proposing to leave the products with more than 10% fragrance at the existing 75% VOC level. For products less than 10% fragrance, they will have future limits of 68% in 2023 and 50% in 2027.