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

The November 15, 2016 webinar was the beginning of a dialogue with interested stakeholders that DTSC hopes will answer questions and fill data gaps to help us identify the next round of proposed Priority Products. For each of the three topics, one or more public meetings, webinars, and/or workshops will be scheduled. See the workshop information for PFASs below.

For the aquatic and nail product meetings, the dates will be selected based on responses to a post-webinar survey. Meeting dates will be posted on this page and subscribers to our E-List will receive an email at least two weeks in advance. Click here to sign up for our E-List.

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

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is hosting a daylong public workshop with experts from industry, academia, NGOs, and other  government agencies to discuss the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in carpets, rugs, indoor upholstered furniture, and their care and treatment products. This workshop is part of the DTSC’s Safer Consumer Products program (SCP) work towards identifying the next round of proposed Priority Products.

The workshop will also be viewable via webcast. Agenda and lodging information will be posted soon. 

Date: January 31, 2017

Time: 8:30AM to 4:30PM (Pacific Time)

Location: CalEPA Headquarters Building, Byron Sheer Auditorium, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA

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Past Workshops & Webinars


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.


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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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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