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California Adds New Priority Consumer Product for Green Chemistry Regulation

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

California’s innovative Safer Consumer Products regulations, also known as the Green Chemistry Initiative, are ready for another step forward with the proposed inclusion of Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Systems containing...more

Extension Of Comment Period On SCP Draft Alternatives Analysis Guide

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On December 22, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced that the public comment period for the draft Alternatives Analysis (AA) Guide for the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program has been...more

California Issues New Guidance for Alternatives Analysis for Safer Consumer Products

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

California’s Green Chemistry Initiative has taken another step forward with proposed guidance on how to perform the required “alternatives analysis” by manufacturers of certain consumer products sold in the state. The...more

DTSC Calls for Input on Next Potential Priority Products

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On November 15, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) held a webinar to provide an update on its progress and seek input from stakeholders regarding the selection of the next set of Priority...more

Update: Regulations Implementing E-Warranty Law Now in Effect

New regulations governing warranties on consumer products will make it easier and more cost-effective for consumer product manufacturers and suppliers to satisfy the federally-mandated warranty notification requirements. On...more

California Proposes First “Priority Products” under Safer Consumer Products Regulations

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On July 15, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced the release of its proposed regulation on children's foam-padded sleeping products containing tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate...more

Global Manufacturers: DTSC Announces 45 Day Comment Period on Regulation to List the First of its Proposed “Priority Products”

by Alston & Bird on

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is proposing to list certain children’s foam-padded sleeping products as “Priority Products” under the Safer Consumer Product (SCP) Regulations and today announced...more

States Consider Over 60 Bills Regulating Chemicals in 2016

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Although legislation to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is under near-final consideration, states continue to consider restrictions on chemicals. In the absence of TSCA reform, over 20 states are considering...more

Evolving State Green Chemistry Initiatives

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

States continue to enact new laws and implement a diverse array of programs and requirements seeking to regulate the manufacture, sale, and use of chemicals in products. Some state requirements have a narrow scope limited to...more

EPA Safer Choice Partner And Stakeholder Summit Announced

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 7, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first ever Safer Choice Partner and Stakeholder Summit. The summit will be the first of several meetings intended to explore topics of...more

FTC releases agenda and panelists for lead generation workshop

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The FTC has released the agenda and panelists for the workshop it will be holding on October 30, 2015 in Washington, D.C. on lead generation. According to the agenda, the workshop will include case studies on how lead...more

California Issues Draft Alternatives Assessment Analysis Guide

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a draft of its Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis (AA) Guide. DTSC developed this guidance to help the regulated community conduct AA and regulatory...more

Consumer Products “Either/Or”: California Issues Guidance on Alternatives Analysis for Safer Products

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

California’s Green Chemistry Initiative has taken another step forward with the issuance of guidance on the heart of the law, the analysis of safer substitutes for chemicals in consumer products. On September 24, 2015, the...more

Children's Products and the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008: A Synopsis of the Rules and Regulations Governing Toy...

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Children's products, including toys, are regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) through the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA). Certain sections of CPSIA focus on children's toys....more

DTSC Issues Guidance to Companies on How to Prepare Alternative Analysis under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released for comment its Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide (Draft AA Guide). Under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR), responsible entities...more

Required Action on the Horizon for California Consumer Products Companies

Yesterday, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) released its draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide (“Guide”) under the California Safer Consumer Products program. Public comments are being accepted on the...more

California Releases its First Draft of its Alternatives Analysis Guide (AA Guide)

by Alston & Bird on

All manufacturers and sellers of consumer products into California should take note. California has just released its first draft of stage one of its Alternatives Analysis Guide (AA Guide). ...more

On the Cusp of TSCA Reform, States Continue to Regulate Chemicals

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

As legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act nears passage in Congress, states continue to enact and implement a diverse array of their own requirements affecting the use of chemicals in products sold within...more

California’s Green Chemistry Agency Issues New Guidance to Identify Future Consumer Products for Regulation

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

California’s Green Chemistry Initiative continues to build momentum. On April 16, 2015, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its final April 2015 Priority Product Work Plan for 2015–2017...more

DTSC Releases Final Priority Product Work Plan

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On April 16, 2015, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its much anticipated Final Priority Product Work Plan under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. The Work Plan, initially proposed...more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, May 2014

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

B&C® Creates TSCA Reform Online Hub: Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) has created an online hub for news, information, and commentary on Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform that is available at www.TSCAreform.org....more

California Announces First Draft Priority Products under Safer Consumer Products Regulations

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced on March 13, 2014, the first draft Priority Products (PP) under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR). The three draft PPs are...more

New EU Regulation on Cosmetic Products Enters Into Force

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On 11 July 2013 Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (Regulation) will replace the Cosmetics Directive of 1976 that used to rule cosmetic products in the European Union. Major aims of the Regulation are health protection, animal...more

California Marching Toward Adoption of Green Chemistry Regulations

More than two years behind schedule, with no one apparently satisfied with the form of its regulations, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) appears to be taking the final steps toward adopting its...more

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