GRSP Past Meetings Archives

2014 Meetings

October 20 - 21, 2014: Green Ribbon Science Panel Meeting

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) convened a meeting of the Green Ribbon Science Panel on October 20-21, 2014, in Sacramento, California. The public was invited to attend and address the Panel on agenda items. For more information, you can read a transcript of the two-day meeting.

Supporting Documents: 

June 25, 2014: Green Ribbon Science Panel Webinar

During this webinar, the GRSP discussed and advised DTSC about approaches to identification of product categories in the 3-Year Priority Product Work Plan. For more information, view the agenda and public notice.

The audio file for the June 25, 2014 webinar will be posted as soon as it is available.

Supporting Documents: 

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr. Baier-Anderson is not able to participate in the webinar and Location 7, William Jefferson Clinton East Building, Room 1155, EPA Headquarters, Washington DC, as noted on the public notice will not be available for the public to attend. Additionally, Mr. Timothy Malloy is not able to participate in the webinar and location 3, Room 3113, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California, will not be available for the public to attend. However, interested public may participate by webinar and teleconference as described in the Meeting Details of the public notice.

April 9 – 10, 2014: Green Ribbon Science Panel Meeting

Meeting Transcripts: 

In this meeting, GRSP members heard about and discussed DTSC's Priority Product selection and Alternatives Analysis processes. View the public notice and agenda for more information.


Priority Products (Morning)

Alternatives Analysis (Afternoon)


Background Documents:

Meeting Structure and Topics

Attachment 1: Priority Products

Attachment 2: Current Landscape of Alternatives Assessment Practice

Attachment 3: Key Issues in Alternatives Analysis Guidance

Attachment 4: Safer Consumer Products Relevant Regulatory Factors

January 29, 2014: Green Ribbon Science Panel Webinar

(Listen to the audio file of this meeting)

This Webinar will brief the GRSP members on informational and background materials to advise DTSC in upcoming meetings. View the public notice and agenda.

Background Documents

Background Document Introduction

Document 1:  Green Ribbon Science Panel Operational Guidelines

Document 2:  Safer Consumer Products Updated Informative Digest

Document 3:  Outline Format: Safer Consumer Products Regulations Text

Document 4:  Graphic Flowchart of the Safer Consumer Products Regulations

Document 5:  Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act – California Government Code

Document 6:  A Handy Guide to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act 2004

Document 7:  Authorizing Statute for the Green Ribbon Science Panel

Document 8:  Original Format: Safer Consumer Products Regulations Text

Document 9:  Final Statement of Reasons – Safer Consumer Products

Document 10: Addendum Final Statement of Reasons – Safer Consumer Product Regulations


Greg Lyall: Bagley Keene Open Meeting Act

Karl Palmer: Safer Consumer Products Program Overview

Lynn Goldman: Safer Consumer Products Regulations

2011 Meetings

GRSP, July 14th & 15th, 2011

View the Meeting Notice and Agenda.

Meeting Transcript

GRSP, May 5th & 6th - Safer Alternatives Regulations Development

GRSP, February 4, 2011 - Teleconference

The Green Ribbon Science Panel met on Friday, February 4, 2011, via teleconference, to discuss future process considerations for the GRSP. View the meeting notice and agenda. Meeting materials include this memo from the GRSP co-chairs, as well as the GRSP Terms of Reference. You can also listen to the audio file.


2010 Meetings

GRSP, September 9, 2010 - Alternatives Analysis

The Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP) met on Thursday September 9, 2010, in Sacramento, California, to discuss alternatives analysis. View and download a transcript of the meeting. 

View the meeting notice and agenda. See this report containing background material that was discussed at the meeting.

GRSP, May 12 - 13, 2010 - Draft Regulations for Safer Products Outline and Expand Pollution Prevention

The Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP) met May 12 and 13, 2010, to discuss the Draft Safer Alternatives Regulation Outline and the California Green Chemistry Initiative's Recommendation One: Expand Pollution Prevention.

Read the May 12 and May 13 written transcripts.  View the meeting notice and agenda

View a Tiered Alternative Analysis Flowchart concept developed by panel members Dr. Ann Blake, Dr. Ken Geiser and Dr. Kelly Moran that was presented to the GRSP. 

View the summary of program functions and presentations made by the DTSC Office of Pollution Prevention and Green Technology on Expanding Pollution Prevention.

GRSP, March 11 & March 15, 2010 - Draft Conceptual Process Flow Chart for Safer Products

The Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP) met March 11 and March 15, 2010 to discuss and give advice on the draft "Regulations for Safer Products" Process Flow Chart. View the agenda here or listen to the recordings: March 11 audio file / March 15 audio file.

GRSP, January 28 - 29, 2010 - Toxics Information Clearinghouse

View the written transcripts from the January 28 and January 29 Green Ribbon Science Panel meeting. 

Read the meeting notice and agenda.  View DTSC presentations and OEHHA handoutquestionnairepresentations andexample hazard traits discussed during the meeting.


2009 Meetings

GRSP Teleconference, December 10, 2009 - Public/Private Partnerships

Listen to the recording (1:58:20) of the discussion regarding options for public/private partnerships that will further the goals of the California Green Chemistry Initiative. 

See the agenda and read the memo that precipitated the meeting from Acting Director Maziar.

GRSP, October 14, 2009 - Safer Alternative Rules

See the written transcript, agenda, presentations and other details of the meeting held in Sacramento.

GRSP, April 29 - 30, 2009 - Safer Alternative Rules

Read the transcripts or watch the video from the inaugural meeting held in Sacramento on April 29 and April 30, 2009. View the meeting's agenda

See staff presentations/additional documents provided to the panel members.