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DTSC has submitted the Green Chemistry Proposed Regulation for Safer Consumer Products to the state Office of Administrative Law to begin the official rulemaking process. As one of the key components of the Green Chemistry Initiative, these regulations set a process for prioritizing chemicals of concern and fostering the design of safer products sold in California.

Committed to open and transparent development of the green chemistry regulations, DTSC completed a two-year unofficial process of stakeholder and public involvement. After issuing the last draft regulation on June 23, 2010, DTSC received 762 pages of comments from more than 90 stakeholders, legislators and the public. The comments continued the widespread support for pursuing the basic principles of the Green Chemistry Initiative, and focused on a few remaining issues. In considering these issues and potential changes to the draft regulation, DTSC consulted scientists, alternative assessment professionals, and life cycle analyses practitioners in academia, industry and private consulting firms. The Proposed Regulation submitted to OAL includes changes made as a result of that consultation.

DTSC will hold a public hearing on the proposed regulations at 1:00 p.m. on November 1, 2010 in the Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 1001 "I" Street, Sacramento, at which time any person may present statements or arguments orally or in writing, relevant to this proposal.

Comments on the Proposed Regulation can be made by clicking on the “Submit Comments link” above, or can be mailed to:

California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Office of Legislation & Regulatory Policy
Jeff Woled, MS 22A
P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812

All comments must be received by November 1, 2010

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