California GCI’s coming priority products list and the DTSC Strategic Plan — what do they mean for you?

By Rachael E Yourtz and George Gigounas

The highly anticipated next step in California’s Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI) is the planned April 2014 release of the list of ‘priority products’ that will be first in the spotlight for chemical regulatory scrutiny, triggering compliance requirements with a 180-day deadline for any manufacturer whose product appears on that list.

Consumer product companies handling potential priority products should be prepared to respond to this list as efficiently as possible.

The impending announcement of the priority products list is but one development in the California Department of Toxic Substance Control’s (DTSC’s) implementation of the GCI. The DTSC also recently released its Strategic Plan for 2014–18, which provides useful intelligence regarding how the GCI will be implemented in the short and long term…

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