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These documents provide critical information about the issues supporting policy making. As they are developed, they will create a common understanding and language about the critical factors in establishing a Green Chemistry Vision for California.

 
  • How to Stimulate Green Chemistry Technologies Work Group Discussion Questions, September 12, 2007 
    The How to Stimulate Green Chemistry Technologies Work Group identified questions pertinent to this part of the Green Chemistry Initiative.  We welcome your comments and insights to any or all of the questions.  Please submit your responses to the California Green Chemistry Initiative Blog. ....more

  • Cradle to Cradle Interagency Work Group Discussion Questions,  August 14, 2007
    The Cradle to Cradle Work Group identified questions pertinent to this part of the Green Chemistry Initiative. We welcome your comments and insights to any or all of the questions. Please submit your responses to the California Green Chemistry Initiative Blog page. ...more

  • Toxics in Products By Accident Interagency Work Group Discussion Questions,
    July 27, 2007

    The Toxics in Products by Accident Interagency Work Group has been reviewing comments provided on the blog. In doing so, the Work Group has identified several questions that are pertinent to this part of the Green Chemistry Initiative. We hope that you will provide your comments and insights to any or all of the circumstances and questions posted. ....more

  • Christina Dillemuth Letter, November 18, 2007
    The Green Chemistry initiative provides an opportunity to protect California by acting to restrict or eliminate especially dangerous substances and by mandating safer alternatives....more

  • Dial Letter, November 16, 2007
    Dial very much appreciates your ongoing efforts to ensure industry inclusion during the discussions on the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) California Green Chemistry Initiative. We also appreciate this opportunity to provide comments on the Green Chemistry Initiative....more

  • WORKSAFE Letter, November 16, 2007
    The issues faced by workers dealing with toxic chemicals are serious and long-overdue to be addressed comprehensively. Because of WORKSAFE's commitment to this goal....more

  • East Bay Municipal Utility District Letter, November 16, 2007
    The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), a provider of municipal water to 1.3 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Department of Toxic Substances Control's (DTSC) California Green Chemistry Initiative, which is a new program designed to cut toxic chemicals in consumer products....more

  • City of Palo Alto Letter, November 16, 2007
    The City of Palo Alto commends your efforts to engage the public in compiling options for promoting Green Chemistry and for improving California's policies for addressing toxic pollutants....more

  • Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Letter, November 16, 2007
    The following recommendations are submitted on behalf of the tens of thousands of California members of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals....more

  • Chemical Industry Council of California Letter, November 16, 2007
    On behalf of the Chemical Industry Council of California* (CICC), I am pleased to submit our comments regarding the Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI) for your consideration....more

  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group Letter, November 16, 2007
    The Leadership Group proposes the following policy elements to further Green Chemistry in California....more

  • Consumer Specialty Products Association Letter, November 16, 2007
    The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) has appreciated your continual efforts to include us in the discussions and stakeholder input on the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) California Green Chemistry Initiative. We also appreciate this opportunity to provide supplemental comments....more

  • Johnson & Johnson Letter, November 16, 2007
    Johnson & Johnson recommends specific policy points should be structured around the following policy goals and objectives....more

  • California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds Letter, November 16, 2007
    The California Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (CalARVC) requests that the Department of Toxic Substance Control prohibit the import, sale, or use of certain RV toilet additives as part of the California Green Chemistry Initiative....more

  • Western States Petroleum Association Letter, November 16, 2007
    The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is pleased to offer the following comments on policy options being considered in the context of Cal-EPA’s Green Chemistry Initiative. Many of the comments submitted to DTSC to date and debated in public forums refer to the need for California to supplement the requirements of the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)....more

  • Environment California Research & Policy Center Letter, November 15, 2007
    On behalf of Environment California Research & Policy Center, we write to thank you for your leadership on the Green Chemistry Initiative and to offer recommendations for the development of a comprehensive approach to regulating chemicals in California....more

  • Clean Water Action Letter, November 15, 2007
    ....We wish to thank you for establishing a process, through workshops, symposia, and the on-line Conversation with California, by which we and others interested in the development of green chemistry in our state could voice our views and learn what other constituents are thinking....more

  • Andy Peri Letter, November 15, 2007
    Fossil-fuel-based plastic use in our society continues to grow at an exponential rate, creating a plethora of environmental impacts for California, the oceans and, increasingly....more

  • Trudy Fisher Letter, November 14, 2007
    The REACH program currently underway in the E. U. would be a wonderful model for California. In addition to this, however, we need to zero in on those toxins to which the general public is being heavily exposed on a daily basis. At the top of this list is....more


  • Walter McClelland Letter, November 13, 2007
    ....to ensure that in addition to incentive programs, the Initiative implements protective regulations....more

  • Bromine Science and Environmental Forum Letter, November 12, 2007
    The Bromine Science and Environmental Forum (BSEF) is pleased to offer the following recommendations to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) for your consideration in developing and implementing the Cal-EPA Green Chemistry Initiative....more

  • Dow Chemical Company's Comments on Educational Programs, November 8, 2007
    The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) is pleased to provide the attached paper on the role educational programs could play in California’s Green Chemistry Initiative (GCI)....more 

  • Diane Brodd Letter, November 9, 2007
    ....in support of the Green Chemistry Initiative to restrict or eliminate dangerous substances in California....more

  • Linda Blackwell Letter, November 9, 2007
    ....include the problem of chemicals being used in our daily lives that have not been tested for neurotoxicity in children....more

  • Ray Paulson Letter, November 7, 2007
    ....two tools have been identified that require coordination and work to fully implement.  These tools are standardization of....more

  • California Medical Association Resolution, November 1, 2007
    On November 1, 2007, the California Medical Association adopted Resolution 712-07, A Modern Chemicals Policy for California, introduced by the San Francisco Medical Society.

  • Dow Chemical Company's Comments on Chemical Management Systems, October 26, 2007
    The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) appreciates the opportunity to provide additional comments on a recent discussion initiated by the California Environmental Protection Agency on chemicals management policy....more

  • Dow Chemical Company's Comments, October 26, 2007
    Dow Chemical is pleased to submit its Green Chemistry thoughts in the following areas of Incentives, Environmentally-Preferred Purchasing, Consumer Choice, Eco-labels, and Lifecycle Analysis.

  • CHANGE Letter, October 23, 2007
    We write to you today on behalf of CHANGE, Californians for a Healthy and Green Economy. Ours is a broad-based growing coalition of approximately 35 environmental and environmental justice groups, health organizations, labor advocates, community based groups, parent organizations, and others who are concerned with the impacts of toxic chemicals on human health and the environment, as well as....more
  • Richard A. Denison, Ph.D., Reports, October 22, 2007
    Two reports that are germane to the issues and options being considered under the Green Chemistry Initiative:  Not That Innocent: A Comparative Analysis of Canadian, European Union and United States Policies on Industrial Chemicals and High Hopes, Low Marks: A Final Report Card on the High Production Volume Chemical Challenge; Denison, R.A. (2007), Environmental Defense, Washington, DC.

  • Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI) Risk Assessment Methodologies (RAM) Technical Committee Overview, October 12, 2007
    The overall mission of the RAM committee is to augment current exposure and risk assessment methods and model development efforts through projects, workshops, and scientific symposia aimed at addressing critical issues such as data needs, data characterization, and model evaluation....more

  • Practical Decision Making Tools for Identifying Safer Alternatives Workshop Summary of Comments, October 1-2, 2007
    The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and the Center for Occupational Environmental Health (COEH) sponsored the Practical Decision Making Tools for Identifying Safer Alternatives Workshop on October 1-2, 2007.  This summary, based on notes developed by session three’s facilitator, captures….more

  • Summary of the Green Chemistry panel at the Society of Environmental Journalists National Conference, September 8, 2007
    The Society of Environmental Journalists sponsored a Green Chemistry panel on Sept. 8 as part of its National Conference at Stanford. The session, well attended by journalists from across the country, included panelists....more

  • California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance Letter, July 12, 2007
    The California Council for Environmental and Economic Balance (CCEEB) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization of business, labor and community leaders that seeks to achieve the State's environmental goals in a manner consistent with a sound economy.  CCEEB appreciates this opportunity to.....more

  • Dow Chemical Company Letter, June 29, 2007
    In its June 29, 2007 letter to Linda S. Adams, Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency, the Dow Chemical Company (Dow) applauds the goals of California Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Chemistry Initiative.....more

  • Western States Petroleum Association Letter, June 26, 2007
    In response to Cal-EPA's solicitation for initial comments on its Green Chemistry initiative, the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) has identified five steps central to this baseline assessment. These actions will ensure that DTSC has sufficient and valid information to clearly identify any data or regulatory gaps, describe potential risks presented by such gaps and define a reasonable range of options to .....more

  • Thomas W. Oakes Letter, June 26, 2007
    A breakthrough technology providing a green renewable hydrogen fuel requiring no carbon based fossil fuel nor utility electricity for its generation yielding neither C02 nor any other polluting and greenhouse emissions. .....more

  • Jason Elliott Letter, June 25, 2007
    California could become the world leader in Green Chemistry by developing a labor pool of non- PhD scientists trained in the principles and applications of Green Chem .... If the State set up a Green Chemistry curriculum through the UC system or the community colleges, industry would flock to California to take advantage .....more

  • Breast Cancer Fund Letter, June 14, 2007
    On behalf of the Breast Cancer Fund and its 17,000 California members, thank you for your leadership on the development of the Green Chemistry Initiative. As you have stated, California needs to adopt a new approach to toxics found in the environment, in our consumer products and in our bodies. We look forward.....more

  • American Chemical Society Letter, June 14, 2007
    I recently learned about the California Green Chemistry Initiative, and I would like to offer several comments and observations about the initiative from the perspective of the American Chemical Society (ACS)─the world’s largest scientific society.....more

  • American Chemistry Council Letter, June 6, 2007
    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry in the United States. We appreciate this opportunity to provide.....more

  • Clean Water Action Letter, June 5, 2007
    On behalf of Clean Water Action and our 20,000 California members, I wish to express our support for the development of the Green Chemistry Initiative. We applaud DTSC’s desire to take a leadership role in developing green chemistry in our state and look forward.....more

  • Initial Comments from 18 Business/Industry Associations June 5, 2007
    .....Our organizations represent many of California’s leading industries and employers. Collectively, we fully support science and risk based chemicals management policies that simultaneously protect health and the environment, assure product safety and promote innovation in the marketplace in California. We hope.....more

  • Sierra Club of California Letter, May 31, 2007
    Sierra Club California applauds the launch of the Cal-EPA "Green Chemistry Initiative," and we look forward to working with you to prevent pollution from toxic chemicals. At this initial stage.....more

  • Chemical Industry Council of California Letter, May 31, 2007
    On behalf of the Chemical Industry Council of California* (CICC) I am pleased to offer these initial comments. Before doing so, however, let me take this opportunity to.....more

  • American Electronics Association Letter, May 30, 2007
    On behalf of AeA (American Electronics Association) and our nearly 2,700 high tech member companies nationwide, I am writing to thank you for your leadership in launching the California Green Chemistry Initiative. AeA is committed.....more

  • DuPont - Thought Starter Letter, May 30, 2007 
    For most of the last century, DuPont has been among the largest chemical producers, globally. Our 200 year heritage of leadership in workplace safety, toxicology, science and technology positioned us as a premier company in safely handling hazardous chemicals.....more
 
 
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