California’s Environmental Protection Agency created a wiki website inviting anybody and everybody who has interests in the agency’s ongoing Green chemistry rule making process. The agency says it will spur discussions and new ideas as the state’s green chemistry regulations are being drafted.
“This wiki information gathering process is a precursor to the formal rulemaking process required by the California Administrative Procedure Act (APA) which Cal/EPA’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will begin when a full set of draft regulations have been developed.”
The rules will revolved around Cal/EPA’s six policy recommendations which was released on December 17. I think it’s cool for a government agency to be transparent about their rule-making process and a wiki site is a good way to get feedback not only from the scientific community and lobbyist but from consumers who will eventually benefit from these regulations.
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