Chapter 173-334 WAC
Children's Safe Products - Reporting Rule
Ecology initiated a rulemaking update to the
Children’s Safe Products – Reporting Rule on August 9th, 2016. Interested parties can stay informed about the rulemaking and public involvement opportunities as described below.
Ecology will regularly post stakeholder comments on the Children's Safe Products Act
(CSPA) Reporting rule
language or list of Chemicals of High Concern for Children (CHCC) on this webpage. Ecology and Health completed an
initial evaluation of the comments that request chemical additions or deletions.
Stakeholder Involvement Opportunity
Ecology expects to officially publish the Proposed Children's Safe Products - Reporting Rule language in March 2017. The publication will be posted on the Documents page and announced in a listserv message.
Rule Comments, January 13, 2017
The following comments on the 12/12/16 preliminary draft rule language were received by Ecology.
Webinar, January 4, 2017
During this preliminary rulemaking effort, several stakeholders contacted Ecology to discuss specific chemicals or classes of chemicals under consideration for adding to or deleting from the CHCC list. These discussions covered the general rulemaking process, initial evaluation for CHCC list changes, and specific chemical issues. Below are the dates Ecology met with specific stakeholders, with links to additional documents submitted to Ecology.
- American Chemistry Council, discussion of flame retardants on Sept 8th – response from
Albemarle Corporation, November 14, 2016
- Personal Care Products Council, discussion of parabens on Oct 12th – response from
Personal Care Products Council, November 14, 2016
- American Chemistry Council, discussion of PFAS on Oct 31st – response from
FluoroCouncil, November 15, 2016
- Toxic Free Future, discussion of phthalates on Nov 3rd
- American Chemistry Council, Silicones Environmental Health and Safety Center, discussion of D4 on Nov 14th –
Comments received during preliminary draft rulemaking:
- Washington Toxics Coalition, August 5, 2016
- International Molybdenum Association, September 9, 2016
- American Chemistry Council - Phthalic
Anhydride, September 15, 2016
(and supporting data)
- American Chemistry Council - Formaldehyde, September 16, 2016
- American Chemistry Council - D4, September 16, 2016
- Personal Care Products Council, September 16, 2016
- Washington Toxics Coalition, September 6, 2013 (comments during the 2013 CSPA rulemaking)
- Toxic-Free Legacy Coalition, September 21,2016
- Materion, October 7, 2016 (rule comments
July 8, 2010 and
- Toxic-Free Future, October 12, 2016 and
October 14, 2016
- Spokane River Regional Toxics Task Force, October 25, 2016 (and
Public Workshop, October 25, 2016, webinar (audio/video recording)
Washington Department of Ecology
Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction Program
PO Box 47600
Olympia WA 98504-7600
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Ecology is committed to an open and transparent process where all stakeholders will have many opportunities to express their ideas, opinions, and concerns as the rulemaking process unfolds. Interested parties can participate by:
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