Maryland Finalizes Vehicle Refinishing Regulation
WASHINGTON, D.C., April
17, 2012 – Maryland’s Vehicle Refinishing
Regulation officially became effective April 16, 2012, and can be found on the
Maryland Division of State Documents website.
regulation will be applied to anyone who, after July 1, 2013, does the
• Supplies, sells, offers for sale, or
distributes an automotive coating or cleaning solvent for use within the state,
• Manufactures an automotive coating or
cleaning solvent for use within the state,
• Uses or applies an automotive coating
or cleaning solvent within the state.
regulation does not apply to the following products:
• An automotive coating or cleaning
solvent that is offered for sale, sold, or manufactured for:
• Use outside of the state,
• Shipment to other manufacturers for
reformulation or repackaging,
• An aerosol coating product,
• An automotive coating that is sold,
supplied, or offered for sale in 0.5 fluid ounce or smaller containers intended
to be used by the general public to repair minor surface imperfections,
• A coating applied to motor vehicles or
mobile equipment or their associated parts and components during original
equipment manufacture on an assembly line,
• An automotive coating used in a surface
• An automotive coating applied to motor
vehicles or mobile equipment or their associated parts and components by a
person who does not receive compensation for the application of the coating.
view the regulation in its entirety, visit ASA’s legislative website at
Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association
of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and
repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes
numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and
collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.
advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry
through education, representation and member services. For additional
information about ASA, including past news releases, go to www.ASAshop.org, or
visit ASA’s legislative website at www.TakingTheHill.com.