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State of Vermont Delays Review Period for Toxic Substances in Children’s Products Rule

October 16, 2015

UNITED STATES – Amid concerns from industry stakeholders Vermont has extended the review period for a final proposed rule to implement its chemical reporting program for children's products under Act No. 188, regulating of toxic substances (SB 239). The Vermont Department of Health, which drafted the proposed rule, requested the extension so that it could consider next steps.

The final proposed rule mandates that companies selling children’s products in Vermont disclose the presence of any of 66 chemicals present at 100 parts per million or more as a contaminant or at or above the practical quantification limit (commonly known as the PQL) if intentionally added.

If approved by the state’s Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules (LCAR), the rule would become effective in 2016.

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