The Sherwin-Williams Company Settlement
The Sherwin-Williams Company Settles for $220,000
In August 2019, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) settled a case with The Sherwin-Williams Company (Sherwin-Williams) of Cleveland, Ohio. Sherwin-Williams sold, supplied, offered for sale or manufactured for sale in California an aerosol multi-purpose solvent which contained a prohibited compound with a high Global Warming Potential (GWP), as specified in California Code of Regulations, title 17 (17 CCR), section94509(n)(1). In addition, Sherwin-Williams sold, supplied, offered for sale or manufactured for sale in California aerosol coating products that: exceeded the reactivity limit for the product categories, as specified in 17 CCR, section 94522; and were in violation of the labeling requirements for aerosol coating products (17 CCR, section 94524(b)) . As a result of these violations, 22.7 tons of high GWP and 16.3 tons of high ozone-forming potential compounds were emitted into the atmosphere statewide. Sherwin-Williams has stopped selling the noncompliant aerosol multi-purpose solvent and brought their aerosol coating products into compliance.