Tag: DTSC

Bill Proposes an Appointed Board to Fix the Department of Toxics Substances Control; Will It Just Make Matters Worse?

Senate Bill 774 (“SB 774”) proposes to eliminate the Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) and form a five-member board, the California Toxic Substances Board (“CTS Board”).  On June 1, the Senate approved the bill, and it is now awaiting is first policy committee hearing in the Assembly.  According to the bill’s text, “This bill … Continue Reading

DTSC Rulemaking Proposes to Classify All Discarded Solar Panels As Hazardous Waste

On June 27, California’s Department of Toxic Substance Control (“DTSC”) announced a 15 day comment period on new regulations concerning the disposal of photovoltaic (PV) modules—broadly defined as “any photovoltaic device that converts photons from the sun into electricity for general use . . . .” The proposed rulemaking would treat discarded PV modules as … Continue Reading

New CA Law Impacts Companies That Had Entered Into the Lead-in-Jewelry Consent Judgment

Governor Brown signed into law new legislation (SB 646-Pauley) that ends what has been described as a dual track system for enforcing California’s Lead Containing Jewelry Law (Health and Safety Codes Section 25214.1-25214.4.2).  The law, which regulates the levels of lead in jewelry, also contained an exemption for retailers that had joined a settlement in … Continue Reading
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