Green Chemistry Regulations:
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) circulated the following announcement, informing stakeholders that the agency published all public comments received to date on the draft Green Chemistry Regulation for Safer Consumer Products. The comments should make interesting reading. Those of potential importance may be featured in future postings on the Green Chemistry Law Report, so stay tuned!
“DTSC: Green Chemistry Initiative
As part of DTSC’s commitment to transparency and public participation, we have posted, in the order received, all public comments on the Green Chemistry Initiative draft Regulation for Safer Consumer Products http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/PollutionPrevention/GreenChemistryInitiative/gc_draft_regs.cfm.
The regulation reflects nearly 16 months of collaboration with stakeholders, including numerous formal and informal meetings and workshops; input from the Green Ribbon Science Panel; and comments on the conceptual process flowchart, earlier drafts and the draft regulation outline released in the spring of 2010.
DTSC requested public comments during this informal comment period be received by July 15. This posting includes the comments received to date. Additional comments are expected and will be posted when received.
DTSC will now evaluate all comments and consider changes to the regulation. DTSC expects to move into the formal Administrative Procedure Act (APA) rulemaking process in late summer.”