DTSC News Feed January 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).


January 30, 2014 

  • California is the vanguard for chemical disclosure, thanks to DTSC's bold Safer Consumer Products regulation.
  • Hazardous waste hauler fined $243,000 after DTSC files civil complaint against him. The Los Angeles Times has more . (registration required)
  • Large chunk of former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is deleted from Superfund list following cleanup. Read more here.
  • DTSC is a key partner in an innovative safe schools pilot project in Southern California.  KNX 1070 has more .
  • Here is more coverage of DTSC's Emergency Response team safely removing thousands of pounds of toxic chemicals from a home near a Long Beach school. (registration required)

January 23, 2014 

January 16, 2014 

  • DTSC has reconstituted the Green Ribbon Science Panel, bringing together 15 dedicated scientists, engineers and business leaders to advise on critical aspects and components needed to implement the Safer Consumer Products regulation.
  • On Jan. 14, about 40 people representing industry, business and the public attended a public meeting in Wilmington (Los Angeles County) on the management and disposal of metal shredding residue. The residue is what remains after old automobiles and appliances are shredded for recycling.Another public meeting is scheduled for Jan. 23 in Oakland. DTSC will make recommendations by November.
  • Federal, state, and local officials, including DTSC, will launch a new intergovernmental pilot project that will identify potential environmental health hazards facing students and staff at schools across Southern California.
  • California's Safer Consumer Products program is mentioned in this story on sustainable brands.

January 13, 2014 

  • Governor Brown’s proposed budget includes an increase of $6.6 million and 25.5 positions for DTSC. See the details here.
  • DTSC investigation leads to jail sentence for hazardous waste transporter. See story in LA Times.

January 9, 2014  

  • A DTSC investigation resulted in the successful prosecution and sentencing of former hazardous waste transporter Roy Paul Gressly for six felony violations of the Hazardous Waste Control Act.
  • DTSC is an important player in the Sacramento railyard project – one of the most ambitious redevelopment proposals in the nation.
  • Channel 40 reports on new homes at Curtis Park in Sacramento , a project possible in part to a DTSC cleanup.
  • DTSC’s 2012 nail polish study is referenced in blogs in the New York Times and Refinery 29, and in this San Francisco Chronicle story on healthier nail salons.

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