Environmental Policy Council to review green chem regulations

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Oct. 15, 2010

As required by statute, the California Environmental Policy Council (CEPC) – made up of the major heads of all of CalEPA boards, departments and offices – will convene for a public hearing on October 27th at 2 p.m. in Sacramento to consider the multimedia evaluation of the Department of Toxic Substance Control’s (DTSC’s) “Green Chemistry: Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations.”  The agenda for the meeting can be found at: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/CEPC/2010/AgendaOct27.pdf

DTSC will present findings on the subject. Based on DTSC’s report and public comments, the CEPC will determine whether or not DTSC’s proposed regulations will have a significant adverse impact on public health or the environment. Public comments for this hearing should be focused on the recommendations contained in DTSC’s report. Comments must be provided in writing by October 26 at noon, the day before the preceding.

Not surprisingly, DTSC found that their regulations would not have an adverse affect on public health or the environment.  The report, which only became public on October 13th, is available here: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/CEPC/2010/Recommend27.pdf

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