Welcome to the Department of Toxic Substances Control

Leadership Council


The Green Chemistry Leadership Council provides a forum for periodic updates on the status of the Green Chemistry Initiative and to discuss policy issues as the Initiative moves forward. The Council will be reviewing the work of staff as they:

  • Identify existing programs governing the management of toxic chemicals.
  • Identify additional state agency needs with respect to a comprehensive chemicals policy.
  • Assess and evaluate comments received from external stakeholders.

This process will result in the creation of a list of potential options in the areas of data, research, and implementation tools (programs, incentives, or regulations). The Council will evaluate the options presented and craft recommendations for a comprehensive chemicals policy.



Department of Toxic Substances Control

Department of Toxic Substances Control

California Health and Human Services

Kim Belshé, Secretary
Health and Human Services Agency

Mary D. Nichols, Chair
California Air Resources Board

State and Consumer Services Agency

Rosario Marin, Secretary
State & Consumer Services Agency

Califorina Department of Public Health

Mark Horton, Director
Department of Public Health

Department of Conservation

Bridgett Luther, Director
Department of Conservation

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Joan Denton, Director
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Office of Homeland Security

Matthew Bettenhausen, Director
Office of Homeland Security

Department of Pesticide Regulation

Mary-Ann Warmerdam, Director
Department of Pesticide Regulation

Department of Industrial Relations

John Rea, Acting Director
Department of Industrial Relatio

State Water Boards

Tam Doduc, Chair
State Water Resources Control Board


Copyright © 2007 State of California