California’s Green Chemistry Initiative: How To Prepare For New SCPA Regs
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California regulators are making moves to further reduce the use of toxic chemicals in products and industrial processes by launching the Green Chemistry Initiative. The latest effect is the California Department of Toxic Substances Control's (DTSC) publication of the Safer Consumer Product Alternatives Regulations with a deadline for public comments of October 11, 2012
If your operations will be impacted by the new regs, you MUST have an understanding of their requirements. For example, once codified into regulation, the new regs will establish a list of approximately 1200 chemicals of concern (COC), a process to identify additional COCs, and an evaluation process for products that include COCs to create a list of "Priority Products." As you can guess, these regulations will be far reaching. How do you best prepare?
Spend just 90 minutes in this lively interactive webinar where a seasoned environmental lawyer who has represented California industry and who has been closely tracking and participating in the California Green Chemistry Initiative, will help you better understanding the existing and future requirements so you can update and prepare a practical and effective compliance strategy.
Participate in this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:
- What is the Green Chemistry Initiative of 2007
- What are the Safer Consumer Product Alternatives (SCPA) Regulations and when will they go into effect
- How is the comment process playing out and what are some of the likely scenarios for the SCPA regulations
- What are the key goals of the Initiative
- What is the likely timeline of the key components of SPCA regulations
- What are the key terms and concepts including Chemicals of Concern, Priority Products list, Green Chemistry, Green Consumer Products Registry, Toxics Clearinghouse Database, and Product ingredient Network
- What are some available resources and best practices for establishing a compliant program
- What are some strategies for identifying and evaluating outside resources for assisting in development and implementation of a effective compliant program.
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About your Speaker:
Attorney Alison Torbitt with the firm of Nixon Peabody is a member of the Energy and Environmental practice groups, based in the San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on all aspects of environmental counseling and compliance, consumer contract review, and a wide variety of general commercial litigation matters. Alison has extensive experience with the consumer contractual requirements of renewable energy contracts. Her knowledge brings both the transactional and the litigation perspective to each contract she reviews.
Alison also focuses on a variety of environmental and regulatory matters, including CERCLA, CEQA, the Clean Water Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act, most recently representing a large winery in connection with such matters. She also provides counsel to clients, including energy service providers and other market participants, in connection with regulatory issues relating to CAISO.
Alison is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional (LEED® AP) in Building Design and Construction. She has extensive knowledge and experience in the green building sector. She is also an active member of Nixon Peabody's Legally Green team, helping both the law firm and clients create more sustainable business practices.
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