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October 9, 2015

California Issues Draft Alternatives Assessment Analysis Guide


The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a draft of its Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis (AA) Guide. DTSC developed this guidance to help the regulated community conduct AA and regulatory requirements under the California Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program. Comments on the draft document can be submitted online at the SCP Information Management System (CalSafer) website and are due by October 23, 2015. DTSC is holding two webinars, the second of which occurs on October 21, 2015, for participants to learn about and discuss the draft AA Guide. Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) affiliate B&C's memorandum DTSC Issues Guidance to Companies on How to Prepare Alternative Analysis under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations contains an overview of the guidance with commentary for companies doing business in California.