December 5, 2007
During this public forum, we asked participants to focus their efforts on one recommendation that should be included in the green chemistry framework. We asked them to delve down and provide details on what that recommendation would include. We asked them to identify how, when and whom. The comments below represent their contributions.
California Green Chemistry Initiative Next Steps Presentation
October 24, 2007 - Western Regional Pollution Prevention Conference
The Green Chemistry Team joined attendees of the Western U.S. Pollution Prevention Conference on October 24 2007, to discuss green chemistry and gather input on the Initiative. The comments below were received as a direct result of the breakout sessions.
October 17, 2007 - California Environmental Protection Agency
The Green Chemistry Team held an all staff brown bag at the California Environmental Protection Agency to gather staff input on the Initiative. The comments below were received from staff as a direct result of the breakout sessions.
October 5, 2007
During this public stakeholder meeting, we asked participants to break into small workgroups to brainstorm 5 questions. The comments below represent those contributions.
Question 1: Should California adopt the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (EU REACH) or the Canadian Domestic Substances list (DSL)?
Question 2: What are the three best concepts/implementation ideas from EU REACH that should be integrated into a California green chemistry program?
Question 3: What are the three best concepts/implementation ideas from the Canadian DSL that should be integrated into a California green chemistry program?
Question 4: Are there parts of EU REACH or Canadian DSL that California should avoid?
Question 5: In a global Internet, web-based world, building on the policies of EU REACH and the Canadian DSL, what is the next level in cradle-to-cradle green chemistry policy? (Beyond EU/Canada)
Panel Discussion PowerPoint Presentations
Mr. Jake Sanderson, Environment Canada
Mr. Mike Walls, American Chemistry Council
Dr. Richard Denison, Environmental Defense
August 17, 2007
DTSC Regional Office Visits:
Director Gorsen is traveling to the DTSC regional offices to gather their input on the Green Chemistry Initiative. The comments posted below were gathered from the breakout sessions which focused on the four challenge areas.
Berkeley Regional Office - September 20, 2007
Other Key Documents: