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Safer Consumer Products 2018 Workshops & Events

September 18, 2018, Workshop and Webinar
Draft Product-Chemical Profile for Paint and Varnish Strippers and Graffiti Removers containing 1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP)

A public workshop was held on September 18, 2018, in Sacramento to discuss DTSC proposal to list Paint and Varnish Strippers and Graffiti Removers containing 1-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) as a Priority Product. During this hearing the public had an opportunity to present oral and written testimonies regarding this proposal.

To view comments and related materials regarding this proposal, please visit the CalSAFER site. Input from the workshop and public comment period will be taken into consideration as the Department finalizes the Product-Chemical Profile in preparation for rulemaking

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August 9 –10, 2018, Workshop and Webinar
Alternatives Analysis Workshop on Life Cycle Impacts and Exposure Assessment

DTSC Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program held a  workshop on August 9-10, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Pacific Time. The 2-day workshop discussed life cycle based tools and approaches, and exposure modeling methods and approaches for AA.

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June 11, 2018, Workshop and Webcast
NPEs in laundry detergent: Draft Product-Chemical Profile

A public workshop was held on June 11, 2018 to discuss DTSC proposal to list laundry detergents containing the surfactants nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) as a Priority Product with a Chemical of Concern. DTSC has developed a draft technical document, the Product-Chemical Profile on Laundry Detergents containing Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs), to explain the scientific, regulatory, and policy basis for the proposal.

To view comments and related materials regarding this proposal, please visit the CalSAFER site. Input from the workshop and public comment period will be taken into consideration as the Department finalizes the Product-Chemical Profile in preparation for rulemaking.

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March 20, 2018 Workshop and Webcast
Public Workshop on Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Carpets and Rugs

DTSC held a workshop on March 20, 2018 to receive public input on the Product-Chemical Profile on PFASs in Carpets and Rugs, which outlined the scientific basis for selecting this Priority Product.

To view comments regarding this proposal, please visit the CalSAFER site. Input from the workshop and public comment period will be taken into consideration as the Department finalizes the Product-Chemical Profile in preparation for rulemaking.

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March 5, 2018 Webinar
Monetizing Impacts to Public Health – A Case Study of Select Air Pollutants by the US EPA

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program held an Alternatives Analysis Webinar on March 5, 2018. This was the first of a series of webinars aimed at expanding the toolkit available to responsible entities when conducting Alternatives Analysis (AA). The goal of this presentation was to provide an example of how expert practitioners have conducted analyses monetizing chemical impacts to human health. Dr. Ali Kamal of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) presented an example of monetizing the health impacts of select air pollutants.

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February 26, 2018 Workshop
Draft 2018-2020 Priority Product Work Plan Workshop & Webinar

DTSC held a public workshop regarding the Draft Work Plan on February 26, 2018. The workshop was held in Sacramento, California and was open to the public. The purpose of the workshop was to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the Work Plan.

DTSC also held a written comment period for the public to comment from February 12, 2018 until March 9, 2018. Comments regarding the Draft Work Plan can be reviewed on the CalSAFER site.

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January 8, 2018 Public Hearing
Public Hearing on SCP Proposal to List Paint or Varnish Paint Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride as a Priority Product

DTSC hosted a public hearing for the SCP Proposal to List Paint or Varnish Containing Methylene Chloride as a Priority Product. During this hearing the public had an opportunity to present oral and written testimonies regarding this proposal. The public hearing was held in Sacramento.

To view comments regarding this proposal, please visit the CalSAFER site.