Green chemistry regulations released

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Oct. 8, 2010 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

On September 14th, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s (Cal EPA’s) Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) released their 92-page “Regulations for Safer Consumer Products for Implementation of the Green Chemistry Initiative Program”.  These regulations set a process for prioritizing chemicals of concern and fostering the design of safer products sold in California. Their submittal to the Office of Administrative Law begins the formal rulemaking process and the 45-day comment period which will conclude with a public hearing in Sacramento on November 1st.  

Here is a link to the regulations:

Comments can be submitted

While CMTA and the Green Chemistry Alliance
( will be submitting comments, we encourage all CMTA members to review the regulations and comment on their impact to your particular operations.  We believe that they will significantly affect the cost and availability of chemicals and products in California and negatively impact our economy. 

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