6 Environmental Regulation articles


The issue du jour - perflourinated chemicals
 June 11, 2018

As you may recall, Assembly Member Philip Ting (D-San Francisco) last year introduced AB 958 that would have required the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to include food packaging with perflourinated chemicals in its ...
DTSC announces order to close Exide facility
 March 20, 2015

This week the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced its decision to force the closure of Exide, a Vernon-based battery recycling plant, that has been plagued with litigation and challenges related to improper handling and disposal ...
Sugar sweetened beverage bill stalls in Assembly
 June 26, 2014

The battle over labeling of sugar sweetened beverages stalled last week in the Assembly Health Committee, falling three votes shy of the requisite 10 needed to pass. SB 1000 (Bill Monning, D-Carmel) would have required warning labels be placed on ...
Diesel truck rules challenged
 Dec. 6, 2013

Industry groups are pressuring the state air board to relax its controversial diesel truck rule by delaying for several months a deadline for most trucks to install particulate matter filters. After months of increasing political pressure from ...
Green Chemistry update
 July 31, 2013

On Thursday, July 25th, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released their final Safer Consumer Products (Green Chemistry) Regulations.The changes made from the May 22nd version appear to be insignificant and the Office of ...
CEQA Reform: Update
 July 31, 2013

Discussions continue as stakeholders and Legislators alike grapple with how to bring meaningful reform to the California Environmental Quality Act, the state’s 43-year-old environmental protection law better known as CEQA.  While SB 731 ...
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