California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has extended the public comment deadline of its draft alternatives analysis guidance to November 16.
The guidance document is the first of two to be issued by the agency to assist companies subject to the Safer Consumer Products Regulations.
Under the statute, priority products will be identified via formal rulemaking. This will require manufacturers of designated products to submit a draft alternatives analysis within 180 days of the adoption of the final rule.
DTSC anticipates the first formal rule making is expected in late 2015 or early 2016 for children’s foam-padded sleeping products with the flame retardants TDCPP or TCEP.
New regulations for paint strippers with methylene chloride and spray polyurethane foam with unreacted MDI
will follow closely afterwards, the agency said.