September 17, 2014
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released its Draft Priority Product Work Plan (Work Plan) identifying product categories from which Priority Products will be selected. A Priority Product is a consumer product that contains one or more Candidate Chemicals with a hazard trait that can harm people or the environment.
The draft Work Plan identified seven product categories:
- Beauty, Personal Care and Hygiene Products
- Building Products: Paints, Adhesives, Sealants, and Flooring
- Household, Office Furniture and Furnishings
- Cleaning Products
- Fishing and Angling Equipment
- Office Machinery (Consumable Products)
Why It Matters
DTSC will finalize the Work Plan upon consideration of public comments received during the comment period. When finalized, DTSC will use research and stakeholder input to identify specific product and chemical combinations that warrant consideration as potential Priority Products. An update to the Work Plan will be issued one year before the expiration date.
The Work Plan does not specifically identify Priority Products or Chemicals of Concern. DTSC will identify future potential Priority Products by choosing specific products from the categories identified in the Work Plan in conjunction with chemicals found on the Candidate Chemicals list.
The Work Plan is intended to provide a higher level of predictability regarding potential future regulatory actions by DTSC.
How UL Can Help
Across our global network of laboratories, UL’s third-party testing and advisory services can help ensure compliance with California DTSC Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program regulations.