Southern California Air Quality Management District (AQMD)


Effective January 1, 2012, the Southern California Air Quality Management District (AQMD) implemented the final set of regulations under Rule 1144 which limits the VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) content of metalworking fluids and direct contact lubricants used in Southern California.

AQMD Compliant and AQMD Super Compliant

Chem Arrow offers several compliant and "super compliant" metalworking fluids that meet and exceed AQMD regulations. Reduce reporting requirements and emissions by choosing “super compliant” metalworking fluids for your facility.

Contact Chem Arrow at sales@chemarrow.com or talk to your Chem Arrow sales representative to determine the right AQMD compliant and “super compliant” product replacement for your metalworking requirements. Look for Chem Arrow’s AQMD compliant and “super compliant” logos on our product labels and MSDS’s.

AQMD is the air pollution control agency for Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties in Southern California. This agency is primarily responsible for controlling emissions from stationary sources of air pollution.

Rule 1144 applies to distributors and end users in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties in Southern California and will be rolled out in stages over a period of two years (January 1, 2010 to January 1, 2012).