September 13 & 14, 2018
Green Ribbon Science Panel Meeting
DTSC will host a Green Ribbon Science Panel Meeting on February 13 and 14, 2018. The meeting will also be accessible through a Webcast. For more details, view the Public Notice and Agenda (linked below).
Green Ribbon Science Panel
CalEPA Headquarters, Klamath Room, 2nd Floor, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
September 13, 2018
2. Agenda Review and Panel Roll Call
3. Safer Consumer Products Program Updates
- Safer Consumer Products Program Updates Presentation
- Carpets with PFAS: Chemical Class Approach Presentation
4. Public Comment
5. Continued Evaluation of Example Alternatives Assessments
DTSC staff will provide an update on work to evaluate thirteen publicly-example alternatives assessments. Staff will present an overview of the challenges common to all of the evaluated alternatives assessments. The Panel will discuss DTSC’s synopsis of its observations.
6. DTSC’s Carpets with PFAS Priority Product Proposal
DTSC staff will provide a brief overview of the rationale behind proposing carpets with Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) as a Priority Product and the use of a class approach to identify the Chemicals of Concern. The Panel will weigh in on DTSC’s proposal to list carpets with PFAS as a Priority Product.
- Wang et al. (2017) A Never-Ending Story of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)? Environmental Science and Technology (51) 2508-2518 https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.6b04806
- Brendel et al. (2018) Short‑chain perfluoroalkyl acids: environmental concerns and a regulatory strategy under REACH. Environmental Sciences Europe 30:9 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12302-018-0134-4
7. Presentations on Decision-Making in Alternatives Analysis
SCP staff and representatives from academia and industry will discuss decision-making in the Alternatives Analysis process, including the challenges that companies may face and how SCP can assist stakeholders in the decision-making process.
- Malloy, T. F., et al. (2017). Advancing alternative analysis: Integration of decision science. Environmental Health Perspectives, 125(6), 066001. https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/doi/10.1289/ehp483
- Tickner, J. et al. Advancing Alternatives Assessment for Safer Chemical Substitution: A Research and Practice Agenda, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.2018 Aug 17. doi: 10.1002/ieam.4094. https://setac.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/ieam.4094
September 14, 2018
1. Welcome, Opening Remarks and Agenda Review
2. Public Comment
3. Presentation on Green Chemistry Laws Policy Evaluation & discussion
The California Breast Cancer Research Program has conducted a stakeholder-based policy evaluation of California’s 2008 Green Chemistry Laws and the implementation of the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. Principal Investigator Dr. Gina Solomon of the Public Health Institute will provide an overview of the study. The Panel will discuss the policy evaluation, including how DTSC might address any findings deemed most relevant to DTSC to strengthen implementation of the SCP regulations.
Green Chemistry Policy Evaluation Project Preliminary Summary of Findings
4. DTSC’s Preliminary Alternatives Analysis Template
DTSC will provide an overview of the Preliminary Alternatives Analysis template developed to assist stakeholders through the Alternatives Analysis process. Members of the panel will provide feedback on the template and discuss how it can be improved to better assist stakeholders.
- Preliminary Alternatives Analysis Template Overview Presentation
- Preliminary Alternatives Analysis Template
5. Conclude and Adjourn