Manufacturing Today - September/October 2016 - 10

COLUMN BY | LYNN L. BERGESON

Making Priorities

california proposes first "priority products"
under safer consumer products regulations
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On July 15, 2016, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced the
release of it proposed regulation on children's foam-padded sleeping products containing tris
(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) or tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) as a Priority Product (PP) under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR). DTSC first released information about this PP on March 13, 2014, so this proposed regulation is a major step in the SCPR
process and over two years in the making. DTSC accepted comments on the proposal until Aug.
29, 2016. Also on Aug. 29, 2016, DTSC convened a public hearing at the California Environmental
Protection Agency (CalEPA). More information on the SCPR is available on the DTSC website.

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Proposed PP Regulation
The SCPR defines a PP as a consumer product that contains one or more
Candidate Chemicals that have a
hazard trait that can harm people
and the environment. DTSC states
in its PP fact sheet that it selected the
three draft PPs based on two criteria
in the SCPR: "1) the products have
the potential to expose people or the
environment to one or more Candidate Chemicals, and 2) this exposure
has the potential to 'contribute to or
cause significant or widespread adverse impacts.'" In the proposed regulation, DTSC sets forth the basis for
its determination regarding the potential exposure to TDCPP or TCEP
in children's foam-padded products.
DTSC held public workshops in
May and June 2014 to engage stakeholders in a discussion on the draft
PPs, and received public comments
on this chemical-product combination. Through this process, DTSC
modified the chemical-product combination to add the chemical TCEP
and to refine the scope of those
"children's foam-padded sleeping
products" affected by this proposal.
In the proposed regulation, DTSC


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