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Safer Consumer Product Regulations

DTSC Reference Number: R-2011-02
OAL Reference Number: Z-2012-0717-04

OAL Approval Date: 08/28/13
Secretary of State Filing Date: 08/28/13
Effective Date: 10/01/13

SAFER CONSUMER PRODUCTS (SCP) WEB PORTAL

(NEW) For more information on the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) please visit the Safer Consumer Products Web Portal

OAL Approval Date:  08/28/13
Secretary of State Filing Date:  08/28/13
Effective Date:  10/01/13

Safer Consumer Products Regulations Effective October 1, 2013 (Approved by the Office of Administrative Law on August 28, 2013)

The Safer Consumer Products regulations were approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) on August 28, 2013 (OAL File No. 2013-0718-03 S) and have been filed with the Secretary of State.  The regulations will take effect on October 1, 2013.   They require manufacturers or other responsible entities to seek safer alternatives to harmful chemical ingredients in widely used products, offering California the opportunity to lead the way in producing safer versions of goods already in demand around the world.

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE 15-DAY PUBLIC NOTICE on REVISED REGULATIONS TEXT (08/23/13 – 09/09/13) IS CLOSED:

Public Comments on September 2013 Revised Regulations Text (10 Total)

15-Day Public Notice

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE 15-DAY PUBLIC NOTICE on REVISED REGULATIONS TEXT (04/10/13 – 04/25/13) IS CLOSED:

Public Comments on April 2013 Revised Regulations Text (48 Total)

15-Day Public Notice

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations (April 10th, 2013)

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations (Unofficial, April 2013 underline / strike out version)

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations (Unofficial, no underline version)

Summary of Revised Proposed Regulations

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE 15-DAY PUBLIC NOTICE on REVISED REGULATIONS TEXT (04/10/13 – 04/25/13) IS CLOSED:

Public Comments on April 2013 Revised Regulations Text (48 Total)

15-Day Public Notice

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations (April 10th, 2013)

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations (Unofficial, April 2013 underline / strike out version)

Revised Text of Proposed Regulations (Unofficial, no underline version)

Summary of Revised Proposed Regulations

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE 15-DAY PUBLIC NOTICE on ESPR REPORTS AND THE EPC RESOLUTION (03/13/13 – 03/28/13) IS CLOSED.

DTSC received comments on the External Scientific Peer Review and the California Environmental Policy Council’s Resolution from March 13, 2013 to March 28, 2013. Following are the comments that were received by the close of the comment period:

Public Comments on ESPR Reports and EPC  (6 Total)

15-Day Public Notice and Comment Period for ESPR Reports and EPC Resolution (March 13, 2013)

EXTERNAL SCIENTIFIC PEER REVIEW (ESPR)  (Click here for more information)

In accordance with Health and Safety Code section 57004, DTSC has received the following reports from external scientific peer reviewers:

ESPR Reports (9 Total) —

John S. Applegate, J.D.

Nicholas A. Ashford, Ph.D.

Deborah H. Bennett, Ph.D.

Norman L. Christensen, Jr., Ph.D.

William H. Farland, Ph.D.

George M. Gray, Ph.D.

Dale Hattis, Ph.D.

Ortwin Renn, Ph.D.

Jennifer Sass, Ph.D.

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EPC Resolution

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE 30-DAY PUBLIC NOTICE (01/29/13 – 02/28/13) HAS CLOSED

DTSC received comments on the Revised Regulations Text from January 29, 2013 to February 28, 2013. Following are the comments that were received by the close of the comment period:

Public Comments on 30-Day Notice (Recieved by February 28, 2013)

Public Comments A – C

Public Comments D – P

Public Comments Q – Z

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Green Ribbon Science Panel

Renewed efforts for the Safer Consumer Products regulations began in early 2011 with a discussion with the Green Ribbon Science Panel to establish a science-based foundation for the regulations.

DTSC and the Green Ribbon Science Panel formed subcommittees to more deeply discuss issues related to DTSC’s regulatory efforts for Safer Consumer Products. The subcommittees met via teleconference on a variety of subjects including chemical and product prioritization, de minimus, and alternatives assessments. Two meetings were held (May 5-6, 2011, and July 14-15, 2011) with all of the GRSP members to present advice to DTSC on the issues discussed via teleconference. All GRSP meetings, both of the subcommittees and of the entire group, were open to the public and included opportunities for the public to make comments to the GRSP.

Chemical/Product Prioritization Resources

OEHHA’s Green Chemistry Hazard Trait regulations

GMA — “Prioritization: Quantitative Relative Ranking”
GMA — “Quantitative Relative Ranking: An Implementation Approach for California AB 1879”
GMA — “Quantitative, Exposure-Based Prioritization”

“ACC Prioritization Screening Approach”

Alternatives Assessment Resources

DuPont — “Alternatives Assessment Overview”

UCLA STPP Alternatives Analysis

UCLA STPP Alternatives Analysis Recommendations