New Calif. Chemistry Product Rules: A National Template?

Law360, New York (March 21, 2014, 12:36 AM ET) -- After nearly four years of regulatory wrangling with industry groups and environmentalists, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control released its long-awaited list of priority chemical-product combinations (i.e., priority products) that will serve as the trial balloon for the state’s Safer Consumer Products Regulation, more popularly known as the Green Chemistry Initiative.

The priority products list was the subject of intense speculation, with stakeholders wondering if the department would take on an entire industry, such as toy or personal care products industry. Of greater general concern...
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