Workshops

DTSC hosts workshops when the Safer Consumer Products program announces a new plan, products list, regulation or other significant step. They provide the public an opportunity to discuss the scope and content of such issues.

Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

Help DTSC Research Potential Priority Products

This webinar will provide an overview of DTSC’s progress towards Priority Product selection and outline opportunities for your input on three topics:

  • Potential Aquatic Impacts and Continued Uses of Nonylphenol Ethoxylates and Triclosan;
  • Nail Salon Products and Chemicals; and
  • Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Carpets, Rugs, Upholstered Furniture, and their Care and Treatment Products.

This webinar is 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. After the webinar, we will post background documents on each topic and solicit further information via our CalSAFER system.

Check back later for more information and to register for the webinar.

Past Workshops & Webinars

2016

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

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

2015

Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide Webinars (October 2015)

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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2014

Priority Product Work Plan Workshops (September 2014)

DTSC developed a Priority Product Work Plan (Work Plan) that identifies product categories from which Priority Products will be selected during 2015 through 2017. Workshops were available in September 2014 at which DTSC staff presented an overview of the draft Work Plan and explained the process by which Priority Products will be listed. The workshops provided an opportunity for members of the public to discuss the scope and content of the Work Plan before DTSC finalized it.

Presentation slides prepared for the Work Plan workshops: Safer Consumer Products Regulations Implementation Update.

The draft Work Plan was available for review. Comments regarding the draft Work Plan were submitted from September 12, 2014 to October 21, 2014. View the Workshop Agendas and 344 comments submitted to our California Safer Products Information Management System (CalSAFER) site.

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Priority Products Workshops (May and June 2014)

DTSC's Safer Consumer Products program held three Priority Products workshops in May and June of 2014 to discuss the scope and content of the initial Priority Products before the official rulemaking process began. This proposed list imposes no new regulatory requirements on product manufacturers until DTSC finalizes it by adopting regulations. The three initial Priority Products are: