DTSC Releases SCP Draft Regulatory Concepts and Questions
(April 2014)

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released a draft regulatory concepts document in anticipation of the Priority Products rulemaking process for the initial Priority Products list. The document also includes corresponding questions related to the draft regulatory concepts. DTSC is seeking input on these questions at the Priority Product workshops being held on May 7 (Sacramento), May 28 (Oakland) and June 4 (Los Angeles).

DTSC is also accepting written responses and requests that they be submitted by June 30, 2014. DTSC notes that submissions that include supporting documentation and references will be particularly useful. All written submission should be sent to: saferconsumerproducts@dtsc.ca.gov.

Topics for Stakeholder Input

Priority Product Description:

    1. Are the definition and terms clear and unambiguous regarding which products are included or excluded?

    2. Are there GPC GS1 brick codes that would be helpful in characterizing this product?

    3. Are there other considerations for this Priority Product description that DTSC should know about?

Chemical(s) of Concern and Alternatives:

    1. Are there other Candidate Chemicals in this product that you suggest be considered?

    2. Are there functionally acceptable alternatives to this Priority Product?

        a. Are they commercially available?

        b. Do they require the use of a replacement chemical?

        c. Are there known hazards associated with these alternatives?

        d. Are any potential replacement chemicals listed as Candidate Chemicals?

Market Information:

    1. What is the market presence of the Priority Product?

    2. How is the Priority Product marketed and/or sold?

    3. What types of businesses are involved in the supply chain for manufacturing the Priority Product?

More Information

The Priority Product Draft Regulatory Concept document can be found here.

For more information on DTSC’s initial draft Priority Products list, click here.

For an overview of California’s Green Chemistry Initiative and the Safer Consumer Products regulations, please click here.

For more information, please Contact TSG.

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