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Outline of Draft Regulations for Safer Products


California’s Green Chemistry Initiative:
Accelerating the Quest for Safer Products
DTSC Releases Outline of Draft Regulations
DTSC’s release of an outline of the Draft Regulations for Safer Products is a vital second step in identifying chemicals of concern and fostering the design of safer products sold in California. The outline proposes guidelines for scientific and systematic prioritization of chemicals and products of concern, certification of alternatives assessment and development of DTSC’s regulatory response. With this outline DTSC will continue its collaboration with all stakeholders, governmental agencies and the public to transform the outline into the Green Chemistry Regulations for Safer Products. The outline builds from the conceptual framework completed in March of 2010. The next step is creating draft regulations based on the outline and framework. The draft regulations will be released in the very near future and will begin a formal rule-making process. DTSC welcomes feedback on the outline. The Department is committed to implementing an effective and transparent Green Chemistry process that promises a safer and more sustainable use of chemicals for present and future generations.

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