Safer Products

We are working toward Safer California households, workplaces and products

What is the Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP)?

The Green Ribbon Science Panel acts as a resource and provides advice to the Department of Toxic Substances Control on a variety of scientific and technical matters related to developing green chemistry and chemicals policy recommendations & implementation strategies.

GRSP Members’ Expertise

The GRSP must be made up of experts to provide advice on scientific matters, chemical policy recommendations, and implementation strategies. Panel duties and expertise were established in Health and Safety Code 25254 and 25255. The GRSP members have expertise in the following areas:

GRSP’s Future Discussion Topics

As the Safer Consumer Product program moves forward, the GRSP will provide advice and input on a wide range of discussion topics, such as:

  1. The development and implementation of Priority Product Work Plans;
  2. The development of information, guidance and tools to help stakeholders perform the Alternatives Analysis process;
  3. How best to use emerging research and science for the implementation of the SCP regulations;and
  4. Program and stakeholder information needs and recommendations on how to meet those needs, including application of the newest tools and methods.

The Department will seek the Panel’s review on these and other topics to ensure a robust scientific foundation for its decision-making process. Refer to the Past Meetings section on the GRSP Meetings web page, and the Subcommittees page to see topics discussed at past meetings. View the current members of the Green Ribbon Science Panel.