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GRSP Subcommittees

At this time, no subcommittee work is scheduled. See Subcommittees Archives below to view information from past subcommittees.

In early 2011, DTSC and the Green Ribbon Science Panel formed three subcommittees to more deeply discuss issues related to DTSC’s Green Chemistry Program. The subcommittees met via teleconference twice prior to May 5-6, 2011 meeting of the entire Panel. At that time, the entire GRSP discussed the issues and provided advice to DTSC. All GRSP subcommittee meetings were open to the public, and included opportunities for the public to make comments to the GRSP.

#1: Alternative Assessment (as described in AB 1879)

Meeting Purpose:  Discuss issues related to alternative assessments (as described in AB 1879) as part of DTSC’s implementation of green chemistry law. This subcommittee that will be held to explore the issues in depth, in preparation for a physical meeting of the entire Green Ribbon Science Panel that will be held in Sacramento, California, on July 14, 2011 and July 15, 2011.

#2: Tiered Alternatives Assessments

Meeting Purpose:  Discuss issues related to tiered alternative assessments as part of DTSC’s implementation of green chemistry law. This subcommittee will be held to explore the issues in depth, in preparation for a physical meeting of the entire Green Ribbon Science Panel that will be held in Sacramento, California, on July 14, 2011 and July 15, 2011.

#3: Quality Assurance for Alternatives Assessments

Meeting Purpose:  Discuss issues related to quality assurance for alternatives assessments as part of DTSC’s implementation of green chemistry law. The teleconference meetings of this subcommittee that will be held to explore the issues in depth, in preparation for a physical meeting of the entire Green Ribbon Science Panel that will be held in Sacramento, California, on July 14, 2011 and July 15, 2011.

#1: Chemical Identification and Prioritization

Meeting Purpose:  Discuss issues related to chemical prioritization as part of DTSC’s implementation of green chemistry law. The teleconference meetings of this subcommittee that will be held to explore the issues in depth, in preparation for a physical meeting of the entire Green Ribbon Science Panel that will be held in Sacramento, California, on May 5, 2011 and May 6, 2011.

#2: Product Identification and Prioritization

Meeting Purpose:  Discuss issues related to product prioritization as part of DTSC’s implementation of green chemistry law. The two teleconference meetings of this subcommittee that will be held to explore the issues in depth, in preparation for a physical meeting of the entire Green Ribbon Science Panel that will be held in Sacramento, California, on on May 5, 2011 and May 6, 2011.

#3: De Minimis and Unintentionally-Added Chemicals

Meeting Purpose:  Discuss issues related to de minimis and unintentionally-added chemicals as part of DTSC’s implementation of green chemistry law. The two teleconference meetings of this subcommittee that will be held to explore the issues in depth, in preparation for a physical meeting of the entire Green Ribbon Science Panel that will be held in Sacramento, California, on on May 5, 2011 and May 6, 2011.

White Papers

The Green Chemistry Alliance submitted a “white paper” on each of the topics addressed by the three Green Ribbon Science Panel Subcommittees: