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AB 1879

Four critical flaws threaten to undermine the success of California's green chemistry legislation (AB 1879)

Approximately 27 trillion pounds of chemicals are produced or imported into the United States every year, more than one trillion of them in California alone. In the face of relative inaction at the federal level, state governments have moved to address hazardous chemical use. This report evaluates California's green chemistry legislation (AB 1879), identifying four critical flaws that threaten to undermine its success. Recommended revisions to the law are discussed.

Understanding California's Draft Regulations - AB 1879

Click here for 5 useful videos for understanding the draft regulations! DTSC Director, Deborah Raphael explains California’s new vision for safer consumer products.

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.

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