Workshops & Events

DTSC hosts workshops when the Safer Consumer Products program announces a new plan, products list, regulation, or other significant steps taken. The workshops provide the public an opportunity to discuss the scope and content of these milestones. DTSC staff also participate in a variety of other public events for interested parties, such as describing and providing updates regarding the SCP program, hosting sessions or speaking at technical meetings.

Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

June 11, 2018, Workshop and Webcast
NPEs in laundry detergent: Draft Product-Chemical Profile

DTSC proposes to list laundry detergents containing the surfactants nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) as a Priority Product with a Chemical of Concern. DTSC has developed a draft technical document, the Product-Chemical Profile on Laundry Detergents containing Nonylphenol Ethoxylates (NPEs), to explain the scientific, regulatory, and policy bases for the proposal. A public workshop is scheduled for June 11, 2018, to discuss and receive public input on the profile.

As part of their normal use, laundry detergents are washed down the drain. Eventually, the NPEs from laundry detergents, as well as their degradation products, are released into the aquatic environment, where they can persist for a long time and may harm fish and aquatic invertebrates. These chemicals can impair wildlife growth, reproduction, development, and survival.

The workshop will be held in Sacramento and via webcast on June 11, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Pacific Time) or until there is no further public comment (whichever comes first). Please click here to register to attend the workshop in person or via webcast. To submit comments and view related material regarding this proposal, please visit the CalSAFER site. Input from the workshop and public comment period will be taken into consideration as the Department finalizes the Product-Chemical Profile in preparation for rulemaking.

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Past Workshops & Webinars

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2018

March 20, 2018 Workshop and Webcast
Public Workshop on Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Carpets and Rugs

DTSC held a workshop on March 20, 2018 to receive public input on the Product-Chemical Profile on PFASs in Carpets and Rugs, which outlined the scientific basis for selecting this Priority Product. 

To view comments regarding this proposal, please visit the CalSAFER site. Input from the workshop and public comment period will be taken into consideration as the Department finalizes the Product-Chemical Profile in preparation for rulemaking.

Below are downloads related to this workshop:

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March 5, 2018 Webinar
Monetizing Impacts to Public Health - A Case Study of Select Air Pollutants by the US EPA

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program held an Alternatives Analysis Webinar on March 5, 2018. This was the first of a series of webinars aimed at expanding the toolkit available to responsible entities when conducting Alternatives Analysis (AA). The goal of this presentation was to provide an example of how expert practitioners have conducted analyses monetizing chemical impacts to human health. Dr. Ali Kamal of the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) presented an example of monetizing the health impacts of select air pollutants.

Below are downloads related to this webinar:

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February 26, 2018 Workshop
Draft 2018-2020 Priority Product Work Plan Workshop & Webinar

DTSC held a public workshop regarding the Draft Work Plan on February 26, 2018. The workshop was held in Sacramento, California and was open to the public. The purpose of the workshop was to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the Work Plan.

DTSC also held a written comment period for the public to comment from February 12, 2018 until March 9, 2018. Comments regarding the Draft Work Plan can be reviewed on the CalSAFER site.

Below are downloads related to this workshop:

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January 8, 2018 Public Hearing
Public Hearing on SCP Proposal to List Paint or Varnish Paint Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride as a Priority Product

DTSC hosted a public hearing for the SCP Proposal to List Paint or Varnish Containing Methylene Chloride as a Priority Product. During this hearing the public had an opportunity to present oral and written testimonies regarding this proposal. The public hearing was held in Sacramento. 

To view comments regarding this proposal, please visit the CalSAFER site.

Work Plan Implementation Update Webinar Presentation Work Plan Implementation Update Webinar Presentation Background Document for Nail Products Background Document for Nail Products Questions for Nail Products Stakeholders Go to CalSAFER