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SCP Regulations: DTSC’s Informational Candidate Chemicals List May Not Be As Informational As You Think….

Effective October 1, 2013, the Safer Consumer Products Regulations establish a complex process by which "responsible entities" (manufacturers, importers, retailers and assemblers) will be required to analyze chemicals of concern in specified consumer products -- which DTSC will call "Priority Products" -- to determine whether safer alternatives exist.  The outcome of these alternatives analyses will determine what regulatory response DTSC will impose on the Priority Product or the selected safer alternative; regulatory responses range from product information requirements (think Proposition 65 Plus) to end-of-life management requirements, to sales bans.  And, if this process weren't complex enough, watch out:  DTSC's "Informational"…

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