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California Air Resources Board unanimously approves amendments to volatile organic compound standards in agency's consumer products regulation, including changes to code dating practices, modifications to "deodorant" and "personal body spray" definitions and a two-tiered VOC limit for shave gels during a June 24 board meeting in El Monte, Calif. CARB outlined the proposed amendments in a statement of reason issued May 7 (1"The Rose Sheet" May 17, 2004, p. 8). The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association says it will assist its members in meeting the 7% VOC emission standard for shaving gels by 2006, and will "make every effort" to achieve the 4% standard by 2009, CTFA VP-Legal & General Counsel Thomas Donegan said. However, the association expects CARB will conduct a technical review of the feasibility of the 4% standard by the end of 2008, Donegan added...

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