¨¨¨¨ Wednesday, April 9, 2014¨¨¨¨
Delta View Golf Course
2222 Golf Club Road
12:00 Noon to 1:30 P.M.
California Rolls Out “Green Chemistry” Regulations
California’s much-debated “Safer Consumer Products” regulations, better known as the Green Chemistry program, took effect October 1, 2013. Our panelists will review this far-reaching and complex program, which presents a fundamental shift in regulating use of chemicals in consumer products. Under these regulations, issued by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), some manufacturers will be required to analyze alternatives to use of certain chemicals in their products and could face a range of regulatory responses to those analyses, including reformulation or sales prohibitions. The initial list of “Candidate Chemicals” has already been issued, as well as a proposed initial list of “Priority Products” that contain those chemicals. It will be important for anyone manufacturing a product that is likely to be sold in California to track this program as it is rolled out to anticipate how it may impact them as it expands beyond the initial and limited list of Priority Products. It is also important to note that the list of Priority Products can be expanded by petition of private parties to DTSC. Our panelists are Eric Newman, an environmental attorney and Jeff Sickenger, an environmental specialist with KP Public Affairs in Sacramento and John Epperson, an environmental attorney with Cooper, White & Cooper in San Francisco.