California Safer Consumer Product Regulations
After years of development - the regulations are final and moving on to implementation. See:
- Final Regulations
- Implementation details at the Department of Toxic Substances Control
- California Initial Candidate List of 252 chemicals
Federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform
The proposed reform bill, Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA), struggles to provide actual improvements to TSCA.
State Attorneys General critique CSIA for undermining state initiatives like the California Safer Consumer Product regulations.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for Environment (DfE) program
The U.S. EPA's DfE program demonstrates how to reduce risk by using inherently safer chemicals through its DfE Label and Alternatives Assessment Program.
Note on our Policy Positions
Participants in BizNGO are all working towards the use of safer chemicals in commerce. Reflecting the diversity of participants in the Working Group, we have a diversity of perspectives on government, NGO and industry initiatives. While BizNGO strives for consensus on all of its policy positions and all participants agree on the government policy issues we address, we may not achieve consensus on the specifics of every BizNGO policy statement.