Emerging Issues

Greener on the Other Side?: STPP comments on AB1879 Draft Regulation

We respectfully submit the following comments to the Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Draft Regulations released by Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on November 15, 2010. As you know, STPP strongly supports the overall goals of SB 509 (Simitian, 2008) and AB 1879 (Feuer) to identify chemicals of concern in consumer products and promote the development and diffusion of safer substitutes whenever feasible.

Greener on the Other Side?: An Occasional Series Regarding California’s Green Chemistry Regulations

This is the first in a series of postings about Assembly Bill 1879 (AB1879), California’s “Green Chemistry” program. This summer California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued draft regulations, the comment period for which is currently open.

Nanotechnology Regulation: The Future Is Here, Almost….Maybe

Apart from the reporting requirements in Berkeley, California, there is little public health or environmental regulation in the United States directed specifically at nanotechnology. But in California, that may soon change. In draft regulations released this month as part of its Green Chemistry Initiative, the Department of Toxic Substances Control specifically branded nanomaterials as chemicals subject to regulation.

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