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April 13, 2012

Lynn L. Bergeson, “Dreaming No Longer:  California Issues Draft Safer Consumer Products Regulations,” Environmental Quality Management, Spring 2012.

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

On October 31, 2011, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) released an “informal draft” of its Safer Consumer Products Regulations. The draft does a good job of outlining how CDTSC intends to implement key mandates contained in the state’s Green Chemistry Initiative, which directs regulators to evaluate safer alternatives to chemicals that are believed to be toxic. This “Washington Watch” column summarizes key provisions of this precedent-setting, game-changing regulatory development.