ACI to monitor evolving California regulations on chemicals

31 January 2014 19:32  [Source: ICIS news]

ORLANDO, Florida (ICIS)--The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) will monitor evolving California state regulations on chemicals as part of its protocols in 2014, committee leadership teams clarified this week at the ACI annual meeting.

California Safer Consumer Product Regulations (CA SCP regs) became effective 1 October 2013, identifying 1,500 Candidate Chemicals of Concern and including about 200 initial Candidate Chemicals.

A regulation proposing five Priority Products is anticipated in the first quarter of 2014.

Draft guidance on conducting preliminary and final auditing processes is expected in the first quarter and second quarter, respectively.

Final regulations and guidance are anticipated by the end of the year.

While the ACI said that it appears no Initial Candidate Chemicals include any directly important to the cleaning products industry, it will closely monitor and respond to regulatory implementation.

The ACI is a key player in the US and international cleaning industry in which numerous commodity chemicals are used, including fatty alcohols – the backbone of surfactants – glycerine, fatty acids, glycols and certain oxides.

The 2014 ACI annual meeting takes place in Orlando, Florida, through Friday.

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