Industry Asks To Be Consulted As California Advances Safer Product Regs
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Stakeholders weigh in on a draft work plan for advancing California’s Safer Consumer Product regulations, issued by the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control in September. Industry groups request more opportunities for providing input and seek visibility into DTSC’s internal processes, while NGOs recommend expanding the categories of focus and reviewing multiple ingredients of concern, rather than just one, for priority products selected.
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