Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Green Chemistry

There are two mammoth environmental programs wending their way through the rule-making process in California now, CARB's proposed cap-and-trade regulations and DTSC's green chemistry initiative. The latter promises to have a far larger effect on products sold in California even than Proposition 65, which has generated its own litigation specialty. DTSC's acting director has reportedly said that DTSC will release a new draft of its green chemistry regulations within the next few days with very short 15-day public comment period.