Green chemistry CA sustainable products coalition

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Oct. 31, 2008 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

CMTA and other industry associations are joining together to work with the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal EPA), legislators and the Governor’s Administration to assure that implementation of the recently enacted Green Chemistry legislation, AB 1879 (Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles) and SB 509 (Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto), accomplishes it’s goals without negatively impacting California’s economy.  The new alliance will be known as the California Sustainable Products Coalition (CalSPC).  

One of the first steps at Cal EPA will be the establishment of a "Blue Ribbon Science Panel" to advise the Dept. of Toxic Substance Control and the California Environmental Policy Council who are among those charged with formulating the regulations.  CalSPC will offer recommendations to the panel and throughout the process.  A number of very important decisions will be determined early in the program.  Among them are:

  •     What information will industry need to provide?
  •     How will chemicals of concern be indentified and prioritized?
  •     How will confidential business information be protected?
  •     How will the program be funded?
  •     What will be the process and factors for evaluation of alternatives?

    While strictly administrative affairs are being addressed at present (name principles, a logo, etc), in the next month, CalSPC will begin recruiting companies and associations to participate.  

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