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Consumer Product Update - California's Green Chemistry Initiative Looks For New Products To Regulate
DTSC seeks public input to evaluate whether certain product/chemical combinations will be targeted for future inclusion in the SCP Program.
United States
19 Oct 2017
California Unveils Its First Green Chemistry Regulations For Children's Foam-Padded Sleeping Products With Fire Retardants
On July 15, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its first proposed "Priority Products List" regulations under the California Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.
United States
25 Jul 2016
Consumer Products "Either/Or": California Issues Guidance On Alternatives Analysis For Safer Products
California's Green Chemistry Initiative has taken another step forward with the issuance of guidance on the heart of the law, the analysis of safer substitutes for chemicals in consumer products.
United States
13 Oct 2015
California's Green Chemistry Agency Issues New Guidance To Identify Future Consumer Products For Regulation
California's Green Chemistry Initiative continues to build momentum. On April 16, 2015, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control released its final April 2015 Priority Product Work Plan for 2015–2017.
United States
28 Apr 2015
Lead Paint Companies Hit With Billion Dollar Judgment In California Public Nuisance Case
In a decision with potentially far-reaching impacts, a California state court has ordered three major paint companies to pay $1.15 billion to clean up lead paint in homes throughout California.
United States
17 Jan 2014
EPA Proposes Nationwide Limits On Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Power Plants
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a landmark rule that would establish the first national limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.
United States
3 Apr 2012
What A Difference A Year Makes: California Delays Its New Carbon Trading Program
California's innovative cap-and-trade program to control greenhouse gas emissions will have to wait another year.
United States
13 Jul 2011
Future of Climate Change Tort Litigation in the Hands of U.S. Supreme Court
On Monday, December 6, 2010, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in American Electric Power v. Connecticut, a case examining whether the electric utility industry may be held accountable in court for its alleged contributions to harms arising from climate change.
United States
16 Dec 2010
California Presses Its Green Chemistry Initiative
California has undertaken a number of new initiatives in its environmental and product liability laws. One of the most significant is its Green Chemistry Initiative to attempt on a state level to remove or reduce toxic chemicals in products, and to require advance study and disclosure of chemical risks.
United States
27 Aug 2008
New EPA Rule Reduces RCRA Reporting Requirements
On April 4, 2006, EPA published a new rule regarding federal hazardous waste regulations in an effort to reduce recordkeeping, reporting, and inspection requirements imposed on businesses, states, and the public. See 71 Fed. Reg. 16862 (Apr. 4, 2006). The new rule, which becomes effective May 4, 2006, is intended to reduce the paperwork burden imposed under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Industries affected by the new rule include manufacturing, transportation, waste treatmen
United States
9 May 2006
REACH: European Union Proposal to Regulate Toxic Chemicals
Toxic chemical law will undergo a major change in 2006 when the European Union is expected to enact legislation known as the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH). REACH will replace more than 40 existing directives and regulations. It requires registration of chemicals made in or imported to the EU, assessment of the risks arising from chemical use, and implementation of measures to manage risks.
European Union
14 Jun 2004
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