NYS DEC Accepting Comments until March 20, 2023, on Chemicals under Consideration for Listing as Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) will hold a virtual public meeting on February 16, 2023, postponed from January 10, 2023, on the chemicals under consideration for listing as Chemicals of Concern (COC) and High-Priority Chemicals (HPC) for the Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Products (TCCP) program. NYS DEC will present an overview of the enacted TCCP law and discuss the chemicals under consideration for listing as COCs and HPCs that manufacturers will be required to report if present in children’s products. NYS DEC has posted the chemicals under consideration, which are listed in Table 1 (COCs) and Table 2 (HPCs). Comments on the lists are due March 20, 2023. NYS DEC notes that the February 16, 2023, meeting is a pre-rulemaking meeting, and NYS DEC “anticipates releasing a proposed rule with additional public comment opportunities after feedback at this meeting is obtained.” Registration for the February 16, 2023, meeting is required.