Workshops & Events

Download Work Plan Implementation Update Webinar Presentation & Audio

DTSC hosts workshops when the Safer Consumer Products program announces a new plan, products list, regulation or takes any other significant step. The workshops provide the public an opportunity to discuss the scope and content of these milestones. DTSC staff also participate in a variety of other public events for interested parties, such as describing and providing updates regarding the SCP program, hosting sessions or speaking at technical meetings.

Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

Work Plan Implementation Workshops

Four work plan implementation workshops are scheduled to engage interested stakeholders to answer questions and fill data gaps to help DTSC identify the next round of proposed Priority Products. The first two workshops are related to aquatic impacts and continues uses of NPEs and Triclosan.

Below are quick links to go directly to the workshop information. If the workshop has taken place, it is indicated as "Completed."

  1. COMPLETED: January 11 2017:  Stakeholder Discussion of Aquatic Monitoring and Hazard Traits of NPEs and Triclosan
  2. February 8, 2017:  Public Workshop and Stakeholder Presentations on Background Document
  3. January 31, 2017:  Public Workshop on Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Carpets, Rugs, Indoor Upholstered Furniture, and Their Care and Treatment Products
  4. March 2, 2017:  Public Workshop on Potential Health and Safety Impacts of Chemicals in Nail Products

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Stakeholder Engagement on Potential Aquatic Impacts and Continued Uses of Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) and Triclosan

Public Workshop and Stakeholder Presentations on Background Document

This workshop will include discussion of challenges around removal of NPEs and triclosan in clothing, cleaning, and personal care products. Please email daphne.molin@dtsc.ca.gov by January 23rd if you would like to give a short presentation to DTSC, and provide a short summary of any items you will present. The workshop will be held in Sacramento and via webinar.

Date:  February 8, 2017
Time:  9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon PST
Location:  CalEPA Headquarters Building, Training Room 1, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA

Agenda to be posted here soon.

Register here to attend in person.

Register here if you would like to participate via webinar.

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Public Workshop on Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Carpets, Rugs, Indoor Upholstered Furniture, and Their Care and Treatment Products

This daylong public workshop will feature experts from industry, academia, NGOs, and other government agencies discussing the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in carpets, rugs, indoor upholstered furniture, and their care and treatment products. Go to our PFAS Workshop page for details regarding the speakers and panelists, and to view the workshop agenda (to be posted soon). The workshop will also be viewable via webcast.

Date:  January 31, 2017
Time:  8:30 AM to 4:30 PM PST
Location: CalEPA Headquarters Building, Coastal Hearing Room, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA

Register here to attend the workshop.

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Public Workshop on Potential Health and Safety Impacts of Chemicals in Nail Products

This daylong public workshop will focus on the potential health and safety impacts of chemicals in nail products. The goal of this workshop is to facilitate a dialogue among experts from industry, academia, NGOs, and other government agencies. Topics will include:

  • Chemicals used in nail products
  • Toxicity and exposure information
  • Product formulations and manufacturing
  • Alternative chemicals
  • Initiatives to improve chemical safety

Registration information, additional details, and an agenda will be posted here prior to the workshop. 

If interested in participating in the workshop by providing a 10-minute presentation which covers one or more the topics included in the Questions for Nail Products Stakeholders, please contact us by February 1, 2017 at SaferConsumerProducts@dtsc.ca.gov.

Date:  March 2, 2017
Time:  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM PST
Location:  CalEPA Headquarters Building, Training Room 1, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA

Past Workshops & Webinars

2017

COMPLETED: Stakeholder Discussion of Aquatic Monitoring and Hazard Traits of NPEs and Triclosan

The workshop below focused on the themes of questions in the background document.

On January 11, 2017, stakeholders who are knowledgeable on the aquatic hazards and detection of NPEs, NP, triclosan, methyl triclosan, and other transformation products, or on other Candidate Chemicals or products that may impact the aquatic environment or resources, presented related data to inform DTSC's Product-Chemical combination prioritization. Speakers were selected based on stakeholder engagement survey results. All stakeholders had the opportunity to participate in discussion about how these data can apply to the SCP program, or provide public comment.

Below are downloads related to this workshop:

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January 10, 2017 Webinar
Draft Alternatives Analysis Guide

DTSC released the Draft Alternatives Analysis Guide (AA Guide) in December 2016. The AA Guide is designed to help responsible entities navigate the SCP AA process. It provides useful approaches, methods, resources, tools, and examples of how to fulfill SCP's regulatory requirements. A webinar to present and discuss SCP's Draft AA Guide took place on January 10, 2017. Below are the files from the webinar:


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2016

November 15, 2016 Webinar
Help DTSC Research Potential Priority Products

On November 15, 2016, a webinar was presented that provided an overview of DTSC's progress towards Priority Product selection and outlined opportunities for input on three topics:

This webinar was the beginning of an engagement process allowing stakeholders the opportunity to provide information on these areas of interest. This information will help inform DTSC decisions regarding the next round of Priority Products.

The background documents on each topic to solicit further information can be found on our CalSAFER system.

Downloads


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September 8, 2016 Webinar
Demonstration of the OECD Substitution and Alternatives Assessment (SAAT) Toolbox

The US Environmental Protection Agency and Abt Associates demonstrated the OECD Substitution and Alternatives Assessment Toolbox (SAAT). The SAAT was designed as a comprehensive resource portal for information relevant to conducting an alternatives assessment. It's intended for a broad range of users with varying levels of expertise in the field.

Features of the OECD Alternatives Assessment Toolbox include:

  • Interactive tool selector
  • Inventory of alternatives assessment frameworks
  • Case studies
  • Regulations and restrictions
  • Links to toolkits and other relevant resources

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2015

October 7, 2015 and October 21, 2015 Webinars
Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide

SCP released the Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide (AA Guide) in September 2015. The AA Guide provides useful approaches, methods, resources, tools, and examples of how to fulfill SCP’s regulatory requirements. This Draft of the AA Guide only covers the first stage AA required by the SCP regulations. A draft including the second stage AA is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2016. Webinars to present and discuss SCP's Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide were provided in October 2015. Below are the presentation and video files:

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