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California Green Chemistry Regulation Becomes Effective October 1, 2013

The State of California has posted the effective date of its Safer Consumer Product Regulations (or Green Chemistry Initiative) as October 1, 2013 and also has posted the final version of the regulations. Within 30 days after the effective date of the regulation, the Candidate Chemicals List will be posted on the DTSC website. The initial list of five Priority Products specifying product-chemical combinations, will be released for review and comment within 180 days after the effective date of the regulation. The manufacturers of Priority Products containing chemicals of concern will not only face a reporting obligation, but also an obligation to prepare an alternatives analysis.