Definitions for "VOCs"
Compounds that vaporize (become a gas) at relatively low temperature. They are a concern for indoor and outdoor air quality and contribute to smog formation. VOCs are emitted from manufacturing facilities (including painting operations) and from vehicles (as hydrocarbon tailpipe emissions and from evaporation of fuel and other fluids).
organic compounds with boiling points between 50°C and 260°C; in this report VOCs also include formaldehyde and pesticides
Volatile organic compounds refer to a variety of different organic compounds that vaporize at room temperature, including benzene, chloroform, p-Dichlorobenzene, formaldehyde, and tetrachloroethylene. They are the “principal component in atmospheric reactions that form ozone and other photochemical oxidants.”[xxiv] They cause a variety of negative health effects from dizziness, irritation, nervous system damage, developmental effects, and cancer. The health impact of VOCs depends on the amount inhaled, the extent of exposure, and individual susceptibility.
Verification and Overpayment Control System. A resource used to assist CSOs in establishing initial and ongoing eligibility, A mechanism to identify and correct error trends, A standardized set of procedures for processing an allegation that an intentional overpayment has occurred, and a centralized control and reporting system for referrals. See: Fraud