2020 - Senate Bill 392 (Allen, Ben), Green Chemistry (Dead)
Would have made various changes to the Green Chemistry program, also known as the Safer Consumer Products program. This bill would have allowed the Department of Toxics Substance Control (DTSC) to forego the alternatives analysis process and move directly to a regulatory response for a chemical of concern if there were publicly available studies identifying safer alternative chemicals. The bill would have also established civil penalties for a product manufacturer that does not comply with a DTSC request for product ingredients or use, required the DTSC to include in the Priority Product Workplan a timeline and plan for identifying safer alternatives for chemicals of concern, and eliminated the Toxics Information Clearinghouse. Of interest to CARB due to the connection with hazardous air pollutants and toxic air contaminants. Remains in the Assembly Rules Committee.