Research update: new report to aid in implementation of green chemistry regulations
IoES professors Matt Kahn & J.R. DeShazo are collaborating with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control on a new initiative.
Originally posted by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
The Luskin Center is partnering with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control to advance implementation of the new Green Chemistry Regulations for Safer Consumer Products. Luskin Scholars and IoES professors Matthew Kahn and J.R. DeShazo recently completed a report that provides a prospective economic analysis of the likely short run and long run consequences of the new Green Chemistry Regulations for Safer Consumer Products.
This regulation creates a new set of rules governing the testing of products for whether they contain chemicals of concern. Products deemed to fall into this category will be subject to an alternatives assessment process in which the firm will work to create a menu of choices for DTSC to choose from to allow it to cost effectively deal with the chemicals present in the product. Once DTSC has information about the set of alternatives, it will issue a regulatory ruling and firms who sell the product to California consumers will be required to implement the chosen alternative. The UCLA report is currently available to DTSC and will be publically available later this year.
Published: Wednesday, October 13, 2010