DTSC Releases Safer Consumer Products Regulations


Source: CICC
Related Topics: Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Long Awaited Regulations Draw Immediate Attention
(Posted 10/31/11 on

The Department of Toxic Substances (DTSC) today released, for public review and comment, the anxiously awaited Informal Draft Regulations for Safer Consumer Products.  According to DTSC, “These regulations represent the renewed efforts to develop a regulatory process to identify and prioritize chemicals of concern in consumer products and conducting an alternatives analysis that will result in safer consumer products.” 

These new informal regulations and the proposed OEHHA regulations will be the subject of a day-long conference session in San Diego on November 9th, featuring ES&TM Chirman Bob Wieckowski; DTSC Director Debbie Raphael; OEHHA Chief Deputy Director, Allan Hirsch; two panels comprised of Green Ribbon Science Panel Members and Industry Experts; and a third blended panel whic will focus on the path forward.  See page three of the Statewide Environmental Summit Program for details.  To register, click conference registration.  Note: discounted hotel rooms reservations are no longer available on-line but will be honored by phoning 800-344-2626.  Refer to the preceding article for specifics.

The informal draft regulations for Safer Consumer Products are available for public review and comment. A public workshop is scheduled to discuss the content of the regulations with DTSC.

See also a four minute You Tube video entitled “An Inside look at DTSC's Safer Consumer Products Draft Regulations” featuring DTSC Director, Debbie Raphael.

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