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Consumer Product Update - California's Green Chemistry Initiative Looks for New Products to Regulate

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On October 6, 2017, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced it is seeking public comment on its new 2018-2020 Priority Product Work Plan (Work Plan) under its Safer Consumer Products (SCP)...more

California Department Of Toxic Substances Control Announces New Members Of Green Ribbon Science Panel

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On June 15, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced three new members of the Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP). The new members are Jack Linard, Ph.D., Personal Care Regulatory Affairs...more

TSCA Work Plan for Chemical Assessments: EPA Adds and Removes Chemicals Based on New Data

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on October 23, 2014, that it has updated its Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan for Chemical Assessments. According to EPA, the updated TSCA Work Plan...more

EPA's Revised Work Plan List And New Developments In TSCA Reform Discussed At Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Annual Conference

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The Green Chemistry Clearinghouse Conference held on September 16, 2014, in San Francisco included several interesting panels discussing topics including California Safer Consumer Products Regulations' (SCPR) recently...more

California's Release Of Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan Drives Agenda Of 5th Safer Consumer Products Summit, October...

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

With the draft initial Priority Product Work Plan now released, it is important for manufacturers, importers, and retailers of consumer products in the categories listed by DTSC in the Work Plan to understand and address any...more

California DTSC Releases Draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On September 12, 2014, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its much anticipated draft Initial Priority Product Work Plan under SCPR. The Regulations require that DTSC, by October 2014,...more

DfE Under Fire: Do Fragrances Pass the Sniff Test?

by BakerHostetler on

Logos are powerful in driving consumer preferences. My three-year-old loves the Starbucks logo because he knows it means cookies for him and a chai latte for mommy. The Energy Star logo often plays an important role in...more

Green Chemistry And Trade Secrets: California Leads Chemical Disclosure Movement, As Companies Wrestle With Options For Protection

Earlier this year, we picked mandatory public disclosure laws as a trend to watch in 2014. Developments in California seem to bear that out, and trade secrets owners will want to keep a close eye on the “green chemistry”...more

What’s in Your Product?

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

New law may force companies to reveal trade secrets - As new regulations on the use of toxic chemicals are implemented in California, companies may need to re-evaluate their strategies to protect their intellectual...more

California Passes Landmark Green Chemical Laws

On August 28, 2013 the California Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) approved California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (“DTSC”) Safer Products Regulations. These regulations will go into effect on October 1,...more

Toxics in Consumer Products: California Implements Safer Consumer Product Regulations

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Today, California’s Safer Consumer Product Regulations became law as the state’s latest attempt to regulate the chemical composition of a broad range of consumer products. The regulations contain detailed procedures to...more

California Adopts Nationally Ground-Breaking Safer Consumer Product Regulations

by Holland & Knight LLP on

California's Green Chemistry Initiative blazes a new trail for consumer products in the United States, establishing a comprehensive approach aimed at reducing — over time — exposures to hazardous chemicals commonly found in a...more

California Adopts Landmark Green Chemistry Regulations

On August 28, 2013, the California Office of Administrative Law approved the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Safer Consumer Product regulations. The groundbreaking green chemistry regulations take...more

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