30 years of commitment
Chemical Industry Council of California

CICC Offers Initial Comments on DTSC's “Green Chemistry Initiative”


Posted 06/14/07

 

Sacramento, CA - CICC submitted comments to Cal/EPA Secretary, Linda Adams, regarding its initial reaction to the recently announced Green Chemistry Initiative.  CICC complemented Secretary Adams and Maureen Gorsen, Director of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), for their efforts to broadly communicate the goals and plans of the Initiative, and to identify a transparent and inclusive stakeholder process.  According to CICC, ". . . these up-front efforts will serve the process well as it moves forward." 

 

CICC reiterated comments it made during an earlier presentation at the Green Chemistry Symposium in October 2006.  "The concepts of 'green chemistry' are not at odds with the direction of today's modern chemical industry," said CICC.  However, CICC cautioned that narrow and prescriptive regulatory definitions of 'green chemistry' and 'green engineering' would have a deleterious and stifling effect on development in California.

 

According to CICC, "Green chemistry policies should be based upon scientific methodologies that are both objective and reproducible.  Alternative technologies and seemingly less hazardous materials do not always prove to be a panacea in the final analysis.  A science-based assessment that evaluates human health and environmental considerations, performance, cost and feasibility must include an examination of traditional and alternative technologies, materials and processes.  Finally, positive incentives must be a part of the Green Chemistry Initiative if it is to ultimately accomplish its goals."

 

On the matter of product substitution and alternative green molecules, CICC wrote, "Not all traditional chemicals can or ever will be replaced with 'green' alternatives, but all chemicals can, through a process of continuous improvement and pollution prevention, be manufactured, distributed, and used in a more sustainable manner."  CICC believes the voluntary DTSC/CICC Pollution Prevention Challenge Program, and other projects like it, will further this objective.

 

[Click here to read complete letter]

 

 

 

*****


back to top

 




Green Chem & Safer Consumer Products Regs; Pollution Prevention; and Sustainability

MEMBERS' CORNER

CA Election Review - 2018
Posted 11/27/18

CICC FOUNDERS & PIONEERS
The Early Years - Incorp. 1981

Teleconference & Web-Mtgs
1st and 3rd Fridays each month

2018 CICC Members List

Members In the Spotlight
"Caught in the Act of Doing Good"

PRIORITY LEGS & REGS

LEG INFO & STATUS

California Legislature
Members, Rules, Glossary of Terms, Calendar, How a Bill Becomes Law

Legislative Calendar
Session Dates and Deadlines

Official CA Legislative Info
Search by Bill No, Author or Key Word

Today In the Capitol Building
Committee Mtgs & Floor Sessions

New California Laws
Laws enacted 2010 thru 2016

California Law
Search 29 Separate Codes

Essential Links to State & Federal Websites
Governor, CA Legislature, Cal/EPA, Congress, U.S. EPA - and more

CUPA NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

SAFETY / SECURITY & TRAINING

Security Training & Educational Events
Members must login to view links

Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN)
Members must login to view links

IN THE NEWS!

CICC News
California Challenges & Opportunities

CICC Archives
Prior Months News Stories, Issues & Items, Flash and more ---

News, Weather & more
Today's News From MSNBC

UPCOMING EVENTS

38th CICC ANNUAL MEETING & ISSUE BRIEF
Members must login to view links

Members' Web-Mtg - Legs & Regs
Fri., June 7th, 2019 @ 8:30 a.m.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHEMICAL SAFETY DAY
Thurs, June 27th - Dixon CA

38th CICC ANNUAL MEETING
Sacramento - August 19th -21st