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Final Regulations: Safer Consumer Product Regulations

DTSC Reference Number: R-2011-02
OAL Reference Number: Z-2012-0717-04

OAL Approval Date: 08/28/13
Secretary of State Filing Date: 08/28/13
Effective Date: 10/01/13

SAFER CONSUMER PRODUCTS (SCP) WEB PORTAL

(NEW) For more information on the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) please visit the Safer Consumer Products Web Portal


OAL Approval Date:  08/28/13

Secretary of State Filing Date:  08/28/13

Effective Date:  10/01/13

 

Safer Consumer Products Regulations Effective October 1, 2013 (Approved by the Office of Administrative Law on August 28, 2013)

 

The Safer Consumer Products regulations were approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on August 28, 2013 (OAL File No. 2013-0718-03 S) and have been filed with the Secretary of State.  The regulations will take effect on October 1, 2013.   They require manufacturers or other responsible entities to seek safer alternatives to harmful chemical ingredients in widely used products, offering California the opportunity to lead the way in producing safer versions of goods already in demand around the world.

 

Form 400

 

Text of Final Safer Consumer Products Regulations (October 1, 2013)

 

Final Statement of Reasons

 

Final Statement of Reasons Addendum

Updated Informative Digest

CEQA Notice of Exemption

 

OAL Notice of Approval-Disapproval

 

OAL Decision of Partial Disapproval of Regulatory Action




THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE 15-DAY PUBLIC NOTICE on REVISED REGULATIONS TEXT (08/23/13 - 09/09/13) IS CLOSED:

Public Comments on September 2013 Revised Regulations Text (10 Total)

15-Day Public Notice

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations


The following final rulemaking documents were submitted to the Office of Administrative Law:

Safer Consumer Products Final Regulations Text

Final Statement of Reasons (FSOR)

Updated Informative Digest

Response to Comments (July 2012)

Response to Comments (External Scientific Peer Review 1)

Response to Comments (Revised Initial Statement of Reasons)

Response to Comments (January 2013)

Response to Comments (External Scientific Peer Review 2)

Response to Comments (Environmental Policy Council)

Response to Comments (April 2013)

Response to Comments (Revised Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement - Form 399)

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE 15-DAY PUBLIC NOTICE on FORM 399 - ECONOMIC AND FISCAL IMPACT STATEMENT IS CLOSED (05/22/13 - 06/06/13):

Public Comments on Std. Form 399 - Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement (13 Total)

15-Day Public Notice (Released on May 22, 2013; closing on June 6, 2013)

Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement (Std. 399)

Attachment 1 to the Fiscal and Economic Impact Statement (Std. 399)

Attachment 2 to the Fiscal and Economic Impact Statement (Std. 399)




THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE 15-DAY PUBLIC NOTICE on REVISED REGULATIONS TEXT (04/10/13 - 04/25/13) IS CLOSED:

Public Comments on April 2013 Revised Regulations Text (48 Total)

 

15-Day Public Notice

 

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations (April 10th, 2013)

 

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations (Unofficial, April 2013 underline / strike out version)

 

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations (Unofficial, no underline version)

 

Summary of Revised Proposed Regulations

 


THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE 15-DAY PUBLIC NOTICE on ESPR REPORTS AND THE EPC RESOLUTION (03/13/13 - 03/28/13) IS CLOSED.

DTSC received comments on the External Scientific Peer Review and the California Environmental Policy Council's Resolution from March 13, 2013 to March 28, 2013. Following are the comments that were received by the close of the comment period:

Public Comments on ESPR Reports and EPC  (6 Total)

15-Day Public Notice and Comment Period for ESPR Reports and EPC Resolution (March 13, 2013)

EXTERNAL SCIENTIFIC PEER REVIEW (ESPR)  (Click here for more information)

In accordance with Health and Safety Code section 57004, DTSC has received the following reports from external scientific peer reviewers:

ESPR Reports (9 Total) --

John S. Applegate, J.D.

Nicholas A. Ashford, Ph.D.

Deborah H. Bennett, Ph.D.

Norman L. Christensen, Jr., Ph.D.

William H. Farland, Ph.D.

George M. Gray, Ph.D.

Dale Hattis, Ph.D.

Ortwin Renn, Ph.D.

Jennifer Sass, Ph.D.

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EPC Resolution



THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE 30-DAY PUBLIC NOTICE (01/29/13 - 02/28/13) HAS CLOSED

DTSC received comments on the Revised Regulations Text from January 29, 2013 to February 28, 2013. Following are the comments that were received by the close of the comment period:

Public Comments on 30-Day Notice (Recieved by February 28, 2013)

Public Comments A - C

Public Comments D - P

Public Comments Q - Z

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30-Day Public Notice and Comment Period for Revised Text 

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations (January 29, 2013)

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations (Unofficial, no underline version)

Summary of Revised Proposed Regulations

Summary of Significant Changes to Proposed Text

Overview: The Safer Consumer Products Regulations

Chemical Lists Around the Globe

Candidate Chemicals: Hazard Traits & Exposure Indicators



THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE REVISED INITIAL STATEMENT OF REASONS (ISOR) HAS CLOSED

DTSC received comments on the Revised ISOR from December 21, 2012 to January 22, 2013. Following are the comments that were received by the close of the comment period:

Public Comments on Revised ISOR

30-Day Public Notice and Comment Period for Revised ISOR 

Revised Initial Statement of Reasons (ISOR) (December 20, 2012)


THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE EXTERNAL SCIENTIFIC PEER REVIEW (ESPR) REPORTS HAS CLOSED

DTSC received comments on the ESPR reports from November 30, 2012 to January 4, 2013. Following are the comments that were received by the close of the comment period:

Public Comments on ESPR Reports

30-Day Public Notice and Comment Period for ESPR Reports 

 

EXTERNAL SCIENTIFIC PEER REVIEW (ESPR)  (Click here for more information)

In accordance with Health and Safety Code section 57004, DTSC has received the following reports from external scientific peer reviewers:

John S. Applegate, J.D.

Nicholas A. Ashford, Ph.D.

Deborah H. Bennett, Ph.D.

Norman L. Christensen, Jr., Ph.D.

William H. Farland, Ph.D.

George M. Gray, Ph.D.

Dale Hattis, Ph.D.

Paul A. Locke, MPH, DrPH

Ortwin Renn, Ph.D.

Jennifer Sass, Ph.D.

These external peer review reports of the Safer Consumer Product Regulations are part of the rulemaking process


THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE 45-DAY PUBLIC NOTICE HAS CLOSED

DTSC received comments for this regulation from July 27, 2012 to October 11, 2012. Following are the comments that were received by the close of the comment period:

We are not accepting any further comments for this regulation as the public comment period has closed.  These comments will be addressed in the Final Statement of Reasons.  

Public Hearing Transcript, September 10, 2012


Click on the following link to download Public Hearing (September 10, 2012) *MP3 (258 MB) or click on the play button below to stream the Public Hearing.


Public Comment Period Extension Notice

The proposed regulations for Safer Consumer Products are listed below:

45-Day Public Notice

Initial Statement of Reasons

European Commission 1272/2008 Annex VI

European Commission 1272/2008 Annex VI, Category 1A & 1B carcinogens, reproductive toxins, mutagens

Text of Proposed Regulation 

Economic and Fiscal Impact Statement (STD399)

Draft CEQA Notice of Exemption: Please note, DTSC is contemplating filing a Notice of Exemption (NOE) with the Office of Planning and Research upon its approval of this project— the submission of a final rulemaking package to the Office of Administrative Law.  In the meantime, DTSC is posting this DRAFT NOE to provide an early indication to interested parties of how DTSC intends to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for this rulemaking activity.  This Draft NOE is subject to change as the rulemaking package progresses with the steps required by the Administrative Procedure Act.

Information on the Proposed Chemicals Lists



Informal draft regulations for Safer Consumer Products are available for public review. A public workshop was held on December 5, 2011 and the informal comments are listed below.



See DTSC's Safer Consumer Products page for more information.

(DTSC's previous work on the SCPA regulations, including the Notice of Decision Not to Proceed with the previously proposed regulations, can be found in the Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Archive.)


Green Ribbon Science Panel

Renewed efforts for the Safer Consumer Products regulations began in early 2011 with a discussion with the Green Ribbon Science Panel to establish a science-based foundation for the regulations.

DTSC and the Green Ribbon Science Panel formed subcommittees to more deeply discuss issues related to DTSC's regulatory efforts for Safer Consumer Products. The subcommittees met via teleconference on a variety of subjects including chemical and product prioritization, de minimus, and alternatives assessments. Two meetings were held (May 5-6, 2011, and July 14-15, 2011) with all of the GRSP members to present advice to DTSC on the issues discussed via teleconference. All GRSP meetings, both of the subcommittees and of the entire group, were open to the public and included opportunities for the public to make comments to the GRSP.

Chemical/Product Prioritization Resources

OEHHA's proposed Green Chemistry Hazard Trait regulations

GMA -- "Prioritization: Quantitative Relative Ranking"
GMA -- "Quantitative Relative Ranking: An Implementation Approach for California AB 1879"
GMA -- "Quantitative, Exposure-Based Prioritization"

"ACC Prioritization Screening Approach"

Alternatives Assessment Resources

DuPont -- "Alternatives Assessment Overview"

UCLA STPP Alternatives Analysis

UCLA STPP Alternatives Analysis Recommendations

 

 



 
 
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