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California's Green Chemistry: The Regulations are Coming!

California is developing "Green Chemistry" regulations that could affect all businesses-including non-California companies-that make consumer products sold in the state as well as companies that manufacture chemicals used in those consumer products. In September 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger...

California Green Chemistry Regulation to Be Effective October 1, 2013

The State of California has posted the Effective Date of its Safer Consumer Product Regulation as October 1, 2013, and has also posted the final version of the regulation. Currently, it is requesting comments on new provisions of the regulation. The new sections eligible for comment are limited to Section...

DTSC Announces Initial Proposed Priority Products List under the Safer Consumer Products Program – The First Green Chemistry Shoe Drops

By AnnMarie Sanford and William J. Walsh On March 13, 2014, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued its Initial Proposed Priority Products list under the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program. The products are: paint and varnish strippers, and surface cleaners containing...

Vermont Senate Approves Pricey Green Chem Bill, Now in House’s Hands

The Vermont Senate has approved a bill, S. 239 , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], that would allow the state to require extensive, expensive chemical reporting and impose high fees on nearly everyone doing business in the state. All consumer products – not just children’s...