Green Chemistry Regulations:
Here’s a quick update for those who are tracking the development of California’s Green Chemistry Regulations for Safer Consumer Products. I was told by a reliable source this afternoon that the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will release tomorrow, September 14, a revised draft of the regulations. This will commence the formal rulemaking process, which requires public hearings and a 45-day public comment period. It should be an interesting four months as DTSC sprints to complete the rulemaking process by the January 2011 statutory deadline.
According to an email that DTSC circulated late on September 13, the Department will post the Initial Statement of Reasons, the 45-day notice of public comment, a list of frequently asked questions, and a news release announcing the proposed regulation at 10:00 am (Pacific) at: http://dtsc.ca.gov/PollutionPrevention/GreenChemistryInitiative/Proposed-Regulation.cfm.