California’s Green Ribbon Science Panel is meeting to advise the Department of Toxic Substances Control on issues related to the state’s Safer Consumer Products program.
The topics on the agenda include:
- a retrospective on the DTSC’s prioritization process;
- the implementation of an alternatives analysis threshold; and
- the development of green chemistry research and the agency’s regulatory response.
The meeting will take place on November14-15 in Sacramento and via webinar.
The Green Ribbon Science Panel panel was established as part of the state’s Green Chemistry Initiative and meets twice a year to advise the DTSC on scientific and technical matters.
November 14-15, 2019
DTSC is hosting a Green Ribbon Science Panel Meeting on November 14 and 15, 2019.
There is no registration required to attend this meeting. To access this meeting through webcast visit http://video.calepa.ca.gov/.
CalEPA Headquarters, Conference Room 550, 5th Floor,
1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
and via Webcast
Public notice and public agenda
The Green Ribbon Science Panel (GRSP) consists of members with various expertise and advises the Department on topics related to Green Chemistry, such as the implementation of the Safer Consumer Products regulations. To view, the current GRSP members visit: https://dtsc.ca.gov/grsp/former-green-ribbon-science-panel-members-2/
As the Safer Consumer Products program moves forward and matures, the GRSP may also tackle other topics. They will also continue to advise the Department on a variety of scientific and technical matters related to Green Chemistry.
Refer to the Past Meetings section on the GRSP Meetings web page, and Subcommittees page to see topics discussed at past meetings.
The upcoming November meeting should be interesting because it will be the first meeting where a priority product was selected and the products were unable to find a safer alternative chemical. Recently, the American Chemistry Council Joined Spray Foam systems manufacturers in a first-ever lawsuit against the California Department of toxic substance control to prevent a ban on spray foam and fire retardant products.