California Supports Alternatives Analysis

« The Department of Toxic Substances Control is seeking public comments on the Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide.

California’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program challenges product designers and manufacturers to reduce toxic chemicals in their products.

The SCP regulations establish innovative approaches for responsible entities to identify, evaluate, and adopt better alternatives. The SCP approach requires an Alternatives Analysis (AA) that considers important impacts throughout the product’s life cycle and follows up with specific actions to make the product safer.

The Department prepared the Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide to help responsible entities conduct a first stage AA to meet the regulatory requirements. Public comments are specifically requested to provide the names of tools, methods, approaches, and data sources not already mentioned, as well as examples for steps and approaches to complete an AA. »


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