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Green Ribbon Science Panel Meeting, September 13 & 14, 2018

September 13 & 14, 2018
Green Ribbon Science Panel Meeting

DTSC will host a Green Ribbon Science Panel Meeting on February 13 and 14, 2018.  The meeting will also be accessible through a Webcast. For more details, view the Public Notice and Agenda (linked below).

Green Ribbon Science Panel

Meeting Agenda


CalEPA Headquarters, Klamath Room, 2nd Floor, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

September 13, 2018: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, PST

September 14, 2018: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, PST

September 2018 Notice of Public Meeting

September 2018 Background Document

Webcast Information:
Webcast will be available at https://video.calepa.ca.gov/. No registration is necessary.


September 13, 2018

1. Welcome


2. Agenda Review and Panel Roll Call


3. Safer Consumer Products Program Updates


4. Public Comment



5. Continued Evaluation of Example Alternatives Assessments

DTSC staff will provide an update on work to evaluate thirteen publicly-example alternatives assessments. Staff will present an overview of the challenges common to all of the evaluated alternatives assessments. The Panel will discuss DTSC’s synopsis of its observations.


Supporting materials:

       PDF Icon AA Example Evaluation Synopsis


6. DTSC’s Carpets with PFAS Priority Product Proposal

DTSC staff will provide a brief overview of the rationale behind proposing carpets with Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) as a Priority Product and the use of a class approach to identify the Chemicals of Concern. The Panel will weigh in on DTSC’s proposal to list carpets with PFAS as a Priority Product.


Supporting materials:

       PDF Icon Chemical Profile for Carpets and Rugs containing Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs





7. Presentations on Decision-Making in Alternatives Analysis

SCP staff and representatives from academia and industry will discuss decision-making in the Alternatives Analysis process, including the challenges that companies may face and how SCP can assist stakeholders in the decision-making process.


Supporting materials




8. Adjourn


September 14, 2018

1. Welcome, Opening Remarks and Agenda Review


2. Public Comment


3. Presentation on Green Chemistry Laws Policy Evaluation & discussion

The California Breast Cancer Research Program has conducted a stakeholder-based policy evaluation of California’s 2008 Green Chemistry Laws and the implementation of the Safer Consumer Products Regulations. Principal Investigator Dr. Gina Solomon of the Public Health Institute will provide an overview of the study. The Panel will discuss the policy evaluation, including how DTSC might address any findings deemed most relevant to DTSC to strengthen implementation of the SCP regulations.


Supporting materials:
         PDF Icon  Green Chemistry Policy Evaluation Project Preliminary Summary of Findings


4. DTSC's Preliminary Alternatives Analysis Template

DTSC will provide an overview of the Preliminary Alternatives Analysis template developed to assist stakeholders through the Alternatives Analysis process. Members of the panel will provide feedback on the template and discuss how it can be improved to better assist stakeholders.


Supporting materials:



5. Conclude and Adjourn


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