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Workshops & Events

DTSC hosts workshops when the Safer Consumer Products program announces a new plan, products list, regulation, or other significant steps taken. 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

Public Workshop on Lead-acid Batteries and Alternatives

Please join us for the upcoming public workshop on lead-acid batteries and alternatives on November 6, 2017, in Sacramento, California. The public is invited to attend, address the panel of experts, and provide information to DTSC. View the agenda and announcement (in English or Spanish).

Meeting Purpose

The purpose of this public workshop is to gather information on lead-acid batteries and alternatives as part of the evaluation required by the California law. Under this law, Safer Consumer Products is required to evaluate lead-acid batteries as a potential Priority Product.

Meeting Details

The public is invited to attend in-person or via webcast and provide comments to DTSC and questions for the panel members.

Lead-acid Batteries & Alternatives Public Workshop Schedule

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Past Workshops & Webinars

2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014


2017

March 2, 2017 Workshop and Webinar
Public Workshop on Potential Health and Safety Impacts of Chemicals in Nail Products

DTSC hosted a daylong public workshop focused on the potential health and safety impacts of chemicals in nail products. The goal of this workshop was to facilitate a dialogue among experts from industry, academia, NGOs, and other government agencies. The workshop was held in Sacramento and via webinar.

Below are downloads related to this workshop:


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February 8, 2017 Workshop and Webinar
Stakeholder Engagement on Potential Aquatic Impacts and Continued Uses of Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs) and Triclosan

Public Workshop and Stakeholder Presentations on Background Document

DTSC presented a workshop that included discussion of challenges around removal of NPEs and triclosan in clothing, cleaning, and personal care products. The workshop was held in Sacramento and via webinar.

Below are downloads related to this workshop:

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January 31, 2017 Workshop and Webinar
Public Workshop on Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Carpets, Rugs, Indoor Upholstered Furniture, and Their Care and Treatment Products

DTSC provided a daylong public workshop that featured 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.

Below are downloads related to this workshop:

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January 11, 2017 Workshop and Webinar
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. 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:


Work Plan Implementation Update Webinar Presentation Work Plan Implementation Update Webinar Presentation Background Document for Nail Products Background Document for Nail Products Questions for Nail Products Stakeholders Go to CalSAFER