Green chemistry “straw” proposal released

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Oct. 2, 2009 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On October 1st, the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) released their draft straw proposal for green chemistry regulations entitled "Safer Alternative Regulations."  According to the Acting Director, Maziar Movassaghi, the proposal is intended to draw comments, suggestions and revisions before DTSC produces the draft regulations called for in AB 1879, Chapter 559, Statutes of 2008, (Mike Feuer, D-Los Angeles)  that created this program.  

The 51-page "straw" proposal will be posted soon on DTSC’s Green Chemistry website.  
•    Click here for an advance copy:  click here
•    A flow chart for identifying and prioritizing the chemicals in consumer products can be seen here:  download chart

The Green Ribbon Science Panel will reconvene on October 14th for an all-day meeting in Sacramento to discuss the revised straw proposal.  Last April, this panel was very critical of the previously proposed draft.   

In addition, a workshop has been scheduled for October 21st in Sacramento to obtain feedback from stakeholders.

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