Initial Priority Products
The Safer Consumer Products Regulations take effect on October 1, 2013, and within 180 days the Department will make available for public review and comment up to five products proposed on an Initial Priority Products List. In evaluating a product for inclusion on this list, the Department will assess the potential adverse impacts of its candidate chemical(s) and adverse impacts due to potential exposures during the life cycle of the product by considering various factors (enumerated in the regulations) for which information is reasonably available.
The Department will identify, for each Initial Priority Product, the chemical(s) in the product, and the chemical(s) will be drawn from the Initial Candidate Chemicals List, a subset of the larger Candidate Chemicals List. DTSC may include a product on the Initial Priority Products List “... only if one or more Candidate Chemicals that is/are the basis for listing the product ...” exhibit both: 1) a hazard trait (Section 69502.2(a) (1)) and 2) an exposure concern (section 69502.2(a) (2). The Department will finalize its Initial Priority Products through California’s rulemaking law which provides the public with a meaningful opportunity to participate in the adoption of this list.
Future Priority Products and Priority Products Work Plan
After the Department makes available its Initial Priority Products List the Department will issue, by October 1, 2014, a Priority Product Work Plan to identify and describe the product categories the Department will evaluate for future product-chemical combinations as Priority Products.