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State Assembly Votes to Approve Legislation to Regulate...

State Assembly Votes to Approve Legislation to Regulate...

In the waning hours before a key legislative deadline, the California Assembly passed a bill requiring the evaluation of short-chain PFASs in food contact materials (FCMs).

Monday, June 12, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (246)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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DTSC Proposes Next Round of Priority Product Candidates

California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has called for information it needs from stakeholders to aid in the selection of new priority products under its Safe Consumer Products (SCP) program. 

Manufacturers of the priority products selected by the agency will be required to conduct an alternatives assessment and potentially find safer chemical alternatives under the SCP program regulations.

Monday, December 05, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1068)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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DTSC Proposes New Risk Assessment Regulations

Agency to Host Public Workshop

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is currently drafting regulations to add Chapter 51.3 to the California Code of Regulations, under Title 22, Division 4.5. This rulemaking proposes to require that any human health risk screening or risk assessment shall use the most protective of the three federal and state accepted toxicity criteria sources for each cancer and non-cancer contaminant of concern for any site in California. 
Friday, December 02, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1366)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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DTSC to Regulate Children’s Foam-Padded Sleeping Products

Classifying Them as Priority Products Under the SCPR

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has proposed to designate certain children’s foam-padded sleeping products as “Priority Products” under the Safer Consumer Product (SCP) Regulations, marking the agency’s first regulatory action to designate a priority product.  DTSC also announced a 45-day comment period that will run through August 29, 2016.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1609)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
OEHHA Launches Prop 65 Warning Website

OEHHA Launches Prop 65 Warning Website

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has made good on its promise to launch its Proposition 65 warning website soon after the regulation to implement its “Lead Agency Website” took effect on April 1.
Friday, April 08, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2828)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Green Chemistry Alliance Claims Alternative Analysis...

Green Chemistry Alliance Claims Alternative Analysis...

A coalition of industry groups has expressed concerns about the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) recently released guidance document (Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide) on alternatives analysis (AA). The coalition’s comments says following the guidance document may not ensure compliance with the state's Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR). 
Tuesday, November 24, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2587)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
DTSC Extends Public Comment Period on Draft Alternatives...

DTSC Extends Public Comment Period on Draft Alternatives...

California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has extended the public comment deadline of its draft alternatives analysis guidance to November 16.
Friday, October 16, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1798)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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DTSC Releases Safer Consumer Products Guidance Document

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released a draft of its First Stage Alternatives Analysis Guide, a key step in the implementation of California’s Safer Consumer Products regulations, which are creating safer substitutes for hazardous ingredients in consumer products sold in California. 
Thursday, September 24, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1496)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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CEH Files Petition to Repeal Lead MADL

CEH Files Petition to Repeal Lead MADL

Proposition 65 citizen enforcement group Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has filed a petition with the California Office of Environ-mental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to repeal or amend its Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) for Lead.
Friday, July 17, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2516)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Tuesday, June 23, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (3510)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

DTSC Finalizes Three Year Work Plan for Safer Consumer...

California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released the final version of its three-year priority product work plan under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2096)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Lawsuit Alleges High Levels of Arsenic Found in Some...

Lawsuit Alleges High Levels of Arsenic Found in Some...

A class action lawsuit alleging that some inexpensive California wines contain dangerously high levels of inorganic arsenic was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on March 19.  The lawsuit namesTrader Joe’s and three other retailers which sell several of the wines that were tested for arsenic. The complaint also names 28 California wineries, including Fetzer, Beringer, and Sutter Home.
Thursday, March 19, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1572)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Environmental Group Calls for Defunding of DTSC

Environmental Group Calls for Defunding of DTSC

An environmental advocacy group has asked Governor Jerry Brown and top lawmakers to defund the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) or reform it from top to bottom, in the wake of the US Attorney's criminal investigation and closure of Exide Technologies.
Monday, March 16, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1539)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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DTSC Complaint Alleges Glass Bottle Maker Uses Hazardous...

DTSC Complaint Alleges Glass Bottle Maker Uses Hazardous...

OAKLAND – California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has accused Gallo Glass Company of using hazardous waste in the manufacturing process of their bottles in a civil complaint that Gallo officials say is “irresponsible” and without merit.
Thursday, March 12, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2127)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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DTSC Settles Four Tainted Jewelry Cases

DTSC Settles Four Tainted Jewelry Cases

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced that it has settled four cases it filed against Los Angeles area retailers for violations of state laws aimed at protecting consumers from toxic levels of hazardous metals in jewelry.
Monday, February 02, 2015/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2107)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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