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DTSC Lists First Three Draft Priority Products Pursuant to Safer Consumer Products Regulations

In August 2013, after five years of joint effort among manufacturers, consumers, environmentalists, and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the Safer Consumer Products regulations (Regulations), previously known as the Green Chemistry… Read More
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DTSC Issues Ninth Draft of Proposed Green Chemistry Initiative Regulations

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) recently issued its ninth draft of the Green Chemistry Initiative regulations (“Regulations”) with the final rules expected later this year. The following are six key changes set… Read More

DTSC Delays California Green Chemistry Initiative Implementation

Implementation of California’s Green Chemistry Initiative titled “Safer Consumer Product Alternatives” has been delayed indefinitely beyond the January 1, 2011 statutory adoption deadline. The deadline was established by California Assembly Bil… Read More
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California Proposes To Regulate Nanomaterials as Chemical Substances

Nanotechnology, the study of the controlling of matter on an atomic and molecular scale, promises a number of benefits to society. If current trends in manufacturing are any indication, this emerging technology is here to stay. The August 21, 2008 Pr… Read More

California Releases Proposed Green Chemistry Regulation

On September 14, 2010, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) released the Green Chemistry Proposed Regulation for Safer Consumer Products, also known at the “Green Chemistry” regulations. DTSC’s adoption of the regu… Read More

DTSC Releases Draft “Green Chemistry” Regulations on June 23, 2010

On June 23, 2010, DTSC released its anxiously anticipated draft regulations implementing AB 1879, the 2008 Green Chemistry Initiative law intended to “accelerate the quest for safer products.” California Health & Safety Code section 25252 (AB… Read More