DTSC News Feed December 2014

DTSC News Feed is a weekly email that pulls together short updates and internet links to keep you informed about the latest accomplishments and news highlights at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

 

December 18, 2014

  • Governor Jerry Brown appointed Elise Rothschild as DTSC's new Deputy Director of the Hazardous Waste Management Program. Rothschild comes to DTSC from the Sacramento County Environmental Management Department where she has been the Division Chief of Environmental Compliance. Find out more details about Rothschild from the Governor's Office announcement.
  • DTSC fined Neutrogena more than $400,000 for hazardous waste violations at its facility in Los Angeles.
  • Watch a video of DTSC's oversight of the cleanup of contaminated soil of residential homes in Boyle Heights and Maywood near the Exide facility in Vernon.
  • California's Safer Consumer Products regulations are on track; the choice of consumer products is grounded in science; and the process has been broadly collaborative, said Meredith Williams, DTSC's Deputy Director of Safer Products and Workplaces Program, in an Op-Ed in The Sacramento Bee.
  • The Hollister school district is in talks with trustees to expand the school site after approved agreement with DTSC for environmental testing.
  • A commerce park is planned at a historic lumber mill property, a former brownfield site, in Mount Shasta where DTSC and U.S. EPA have begun to assess and clean up the site. DTSC is playing a crucial role in fostering economic development projects in Mt. Shasta.
  • Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully applauded DTSC as well as other district attorneys for their involvement in the Biomass facilities investigation.
  • DTSC's News Feed will back Jan. 8, 2015.

December 11, 2014

  • Lynn Goldman, DTSC attorney, featured in California Lawyer article on unique public service program.

December 4, 2014

  • DTSC's Quarterly Public Meeting is set for Wednesday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Sierra Room of the CalEPA Building at 1001 I Street in Sacramento. Check out the agenda here.
  • DTSC's Environmental Chemistry Lab produced research for the new flame-retardant standards for upholstered furniture.
  • DTSC helped develop a cleanup plan for property in Pacific Palisades recently purchased by the developer of The Grove and Americana at Brand shopping centers in LA.

 
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