What To Watch For In The New Calif. Product Rules

Law360, New York (September 29, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 14, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control published proposed regulations that will impose sweeping new responsibilities and regulatory risks on companies worldwide that manufacture products for sale into California, as well as those California companies marketing consumer products in that state.

In 2008, California enacted precedent-setting legislation to export its stringent environmental standards to manufacturing worldwide, by focusing on consumer products sold into California. Under the banner of “green chemistry,” the laws require the DTSC to develop regulations to identify and prioritize toxic...
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