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Rule 1168 - Adhesive and Sealant Applications

Quantity and Emissions Reporting (QER) Frequently Asked Questions

Rule 1168 Reporting Requirements apply to: (i) Manufacturers or Private Labelers of regulated products*, (ii) Manufacturers and Private Labelers of aerosol adhesives and aerosol adhesive primers, (iii) Big Box Retailers or Distribution Centers, and (iv) Facilities using the Rule 1168 55-gallon Exemption.

*For definition of this and other terms, please refer to Rule 1168(b).


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A Quantity and Emission Report (QER) is due according to the reporting timeline identified in Table 2 of South Coast AQMD Rule 1168.

TABLE 2: REPORTING TIMELINE
1168 Reporting Table

Please note that facilities subject to Rule 1168(f)(2)(F) - Facilities Using the 55 Gallon Exemption - shall submit an annual report to the District by September 1 of each year beginning 2017.

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The Rule 1168 QER reporting spreadsheet can be found on the Rule 1168 Quantity and Emission Report webpage.


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To obtain a manufacturers ID you will need to fill out form M. This is not a requirement of Rule 1168 at this time, but may change in the future (Form M is currently used for Rules 314/1113 & 1143). It is the same number you would have if you submit QERs for Rules 314/1113 & 1143.


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Yes, please complete a reporting spreadsheet for each reporting year.


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Please add additional rows to the same spreadsheet.


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Yes, please enter both values for each product. The VOC webpages has further clarification about the VOC calculations.


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If your facility uses the Rule 1168 55-gallon exemption, please enter your facility's name in the "Legal Name of Manufacturer" field, and enter "N/A" in the "Manufacturer's ID Number" field. Please be aware that as a facility subject to Rule 1168(f)(2)(F) - Facilities Using the 55 Gallon Exemption, your facility is required to submit a QER report to the South Coast AQMD on an annual basis (by September 1st).


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Please submit the complete QER via email to areasources@aqmd.gov.


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For a list of cities and zip codes in South Coast AQMD's jurisdiction, please click here.


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Manufacturers and private labelers are responsible for contacting their distributors to obtain information necessary for their QER report due September 1. If the retailers/distributors fail to submit information to the manufacturers/private labelers they can provide a list of distributors to South Coast AQMD and we can take the necessary enforcement action. Both the manufacturers/private labelers and big box retailers/distribution centers are responsible for accurate reporting.


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Yes, but the information will need to come from them originally.


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No, estimates are not allowed with this type of reporting; it has to be actual sales numbers from the private labelers own sales data. The estimates were only allowed for the survey for the South Coast AQMD to ascertain potential sales data.


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Last updated on 08/15/19
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