Now that California is implementing its Green Chemistry law, the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is looking for candidates to fill its Green Ribbon Science Panel slots. The Panel is comprised of experts that will provide advice on scientific matters, chemical policy recommendations and implementation strategies. DTSC says the Panel will ensure that implementation efforts are based on a strong scientific foundation.
California’s Green Chemistry law establishes authority for DTSC to develop regulations that create a process for identifying and prioritizing chemicals of concern, and to create methods for analyzing alternatives to existing hazardous chemicals. It also allows DTSC to take certain actions following an assessment that range from “no action” to “restrictions or bans.”