ANAHEIM, CA - In January 2005, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) adopted new regulations placing limits on the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The new regulations seek to reduce toxic emissions and ground-level ozone down to 400 grams per liter.

Since January of 2005, most manufacturers have made a conscious decision to manufacture and sell their products, ignoring the lower VOC levels, reports Stone Pro, a manufacturer of stone care maintenance products. In the past few weeks, the SCAQMD has demanded that all companies who have chosen not to manufacture legal chemicals pull their product from shelves immediately in the state of California.

Fines set forth by the various California government agencies, for those caught manufacturing, selling or using non-compliant chemicals, can range from $5,000 to $15,000 per unit.

All products available under the Stone Pro label satisfy all regulations and limits set forth by the SCAQMD, the State of California and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to the company. In fact, all Stone Pro products will be VOC compliant in July of this year when the VOC levels drop below 100 grams per liter.

For further information, contact Stone Pro, or the SCAQMD directly at: (page 10).