In 2008, the State of California passed two new laws to begin implementation of a green chemistry program:
Informal Draft Regulations for Safer Consumer Products
Informal draft regulations for Safer Consumer Products program are available for public review. A public workshop was held on December 5, 2011, and the informal comments are listed below.
See DTSC's Safer Consumer Product's Regulations page for more information.
DTSC Wins Federal Support in Push for Safer Consumer Products
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Video
January 18, 2012
California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sign an agreement that gives added momentum to California's groundbreaking push for safer chemicals in everyday products. The agreement, known as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), is a major advance for Californians looking to buy safer children's toys, personal care products and other products.