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March 18, 2013

B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. Is a Proud Sponsor of the 2nd Safer Products Summit

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), and The Acta Group (Acta) are pleased to announce that BCCM is a proud sponsor of the 2nd Safer Products Summit, which will be held on April 2-4, 2013, in San Francisco, California. The conference will bring together policy makers, leading consumer brands, and green chemistry experts to lay out the framework for complying with California’s Safer Consumer Products Regulations. On April 4, 2013, Kathleen M. Roberts will moderate the panel on “Home and Personal Care Value Chain: Leaning on the Supply Chain for Data Sharing and Innovative New Chemicals and Formulations.” BCCM was a proud sponsor of the 2012 conference. More information regarding the 2013 conference is available online.

Background Memoranda on the Safer Consumer Products Regulations

On January 30, 2013, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released revised proposed Safer Consumer Products Regulations (Revised Proposed Regulations). The Revised Proposed Regulations were subject to a 30-day comment period, ending February 28, 2013. B&C’s February 6, 2013, memorandum regarding the Revised Proposed Regulations is available online. Additional memoranda providing background information are available online. The Revised Proposed Regulations are available online.

DTSC Accepting Comments on External Scientific Peer Review Reports and California Environmental Policy Council Resolution

On March 13, 2013, DTSC began a 15-day public comment period on the following documents, which were added to the rulemaking file:

  • External Scientific Peer Review Reports: DTSC complied with Health and Safety Code Section 57004 regarding submission of the scientific portions of the January 29, 2013, post-hearing changes to the proposed regulations to an external scientific peer review. The documents were submitted to scientific peer reviewers through the University of California. Their written reports contain an evaluation of the scientific basis of the post-hearing changes to the proposed regulations; and
  • California Environmental Policy Council Resolution: Health and Safety Code Section 25252.5, subject to a specified exception, requires DTSC to prepare, and submit to the Council for review, a multimedia life cycle evaluation prior to adopting these regulations. The law provides an exception to this requirement if the Council conclusively determines that the regulations will not have any significant adverse impacts on public health or the environment. During the February 28, 2013, meeting of the Council, written and oral testimony was accepted on the issue described herein. The Council unanimously made a conclusive determination that the adoption of these regulations would not have a significant adverse impact on public health or the environment. Thus, DTSC is not required to prepare a multimedia life cycle evaluation for these regulations.

Comments are due March 28, 2013. The documents are available online.