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Alternatives Analysis Guide

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program released version 1.0 of the Alternatives Analysis (AA) Guide in June 2017. The AA Guide is designed to help responsible entities understand and complete an AA that fulfills SCP regulatory requirements. It provides useful approaches, methods, resources, tools, and brief examples. 

You can download version 1.0 of the AA Guide below. The initial draft version, released in December 2016, has been updated based on feedback that was received through February 3, 2017. Ongoing feedback, suggestions, and improvements regarding the AA Guide may be sent to