special qualification

California Air Resources Board (CARB)

California's Legislature established the Air Resources Board (ARB) in 1967 to attain and maintain health air quality, conduct research into the causes of and solutions to air pollution and systematically attack the serious problem caused by motor vehicles, which are the major causes of air pollution in the state of California. Since its formation (see a history of ARB), the ARB has worked with the public, the business sector, and local governments to protect the public's health, the economy and the state's ecological resources through the most cost-effective reduction of air pollution. For more information on CARB, please visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/

Ozone Transport Commission (OTC)

The Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) is a multi-state organization created under the Clean Air Act (CAA). We are responsible for advising EPA on transport issues and for developing and implementing regional solutions to the ground-level ozone problem in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. For more information on OTC, please visit http://www.otcair.org/

South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1113

As the agency for air quality in Southern California, the AQMD collects data on current air quality, provides forecasts and analyzes trends in levels of pollutants. In addition, AQMD staff model and provide models for specific project and subregions. For more information on SCAQMD, please visit http://www.aqmd.gov/

Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS)

Hazardous air pollutants are chemicals that include volatile organic chemicals, chemicals used as pesticides and herbicides, inorganic chemicals, and radionuclides. Many of these chemicals are used for a variety of purposes in the United States today. Other chemicals, although not in use today, were used extensively in the past and may still be found in the environment. For more information on HAPS, please visit http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System� is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings� performance.

LEED NC (New Construction) Version 2.2

For application of paints and coatings to interior substrates and surfaces. Interior is defined as: inside of the weatherproofing system and applied on-site. Note: Paints and coatings that are applied in shop or on exterior substrates are not subject to LEED requirements for indoor air quality. Please contact your local Tnemec Coatings Consultant for more information or call 1-800-TNEMEC-1. You may also visit LEED�s website at http://www.usgbc.org/ for more information.

NSF Standard 61 (National Sanitation Federation)

NSF International, The Public Health and Safety Company�, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is the world leader in standards development, product certification, education, and risk-management for public health and safety. For 60 years, NSF has been committed to public health, safety, and protection of the environment. Tnemec was one of the first coatings companies to certify its products in accordance with NSF Standard 61 for potable water. For more information on this standard, please visit http://www.nsf.org/