BILL NUMBER: AB 1431	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Hill

                        FEBRUARY 27, 2009

   An act to amend Section 25252 of the Health and Safety Code,
relating to hazardous materials.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1431, as introduced, Hill. Hazardous materials: chemicals of
concern.
   Existing law requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control,
by January 1, 2011, to adopt regulations to establish a process to
identify and prioritize those chemicals or chemical ingredients in
consumer products that may be considered as being a chemical of
concern, in accordance with a specified review process. Existing law
requires the department to adopt the regulations in consultation with
the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and all
appropriate state agencies, and after conducting one or more public
workshops as specified.
   This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those
provisions.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.

   AB 1431, as introduced, Hill. Hazardous materials: chemicals of
concern.
   Existing law requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control,
by January 1, 2011, to adopt regulations to establish a process to
identify and prioritize those chemicals or chemical ingredients in
consumer products that may be considered as being a chemical of
concern, in accordance with a specified review process. Existing law
requires the department to adopt the regulations in consultation with
the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and all
appropriate state agencies, and after conducting one or more public
workshops as specified.
   This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those
provisions.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.

   AB 1431, as introduced, Hill. Hazardous materials: chemicals of
concern.
   Existing law requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control,
by January 1, 2011, to adopt regulations to establish a process to
identify and prioritize those chemicals or chemical ingredients in
consumer products that may be considered as being a chemical of
concern, in accordance with a specified review process. Existing law
requires the department to adopt the regulations in consultation with
the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and all
appropriate state agencies, and after conducting one or more public
workshops as specified.
   This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those
provisions.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 25252 of the Health and Safety Code is amended
to read:
   25252.  (a) On or before January 1, 2011, the department shall
adopt regulations to establish a process to identify and prioritize
those chemicals or chemical ingredients in consumer products that may
be considered as being a chemical of concern, in accordance with the
review process  specified  in Section 25252.5. The
department shall adopt these regulations in consultation with the
office and all appropriate state agencies  ,  and after
conducting one or more public workshops for which the department
provides public notice and provides an opportunity for all interested
parties to comment. The regulations adopted pursuant to this section
shall establish an identification and prioritization process that
includes, but is not limited to, all of the following considerations:

   (1) The volume of the chemical in commerce in this state.
   (2) The potential for exposure to the chemical in a consumer
product.
   (3) Potential effects on sensitive subpopulations, including
infants and children.
   (b) (1) In adopting regulations pursuant to this section, the
department shall develop criteria by which chemicals and their
alternatives may be evaluated. These criteria shall include, but not
be limited to, the traits, characteristics and endpoints that are
included in the clearinghouse data pursuant to Section 25256.1.
   (2) In adopting regulations pursuant to this section, the
department shall reference and use, to the maximum extent feasible,
available information from other nations, governments, and
authoritative bodies that have undertaken similar chemical
prioritization processes, so as to leverage the work and costs
already incurred by those entities and to minimize costs and maximize
benefits for the state's economy.
   (3) Paragraph (2) does not require the department, when adopting
regulations pursuant to this section, to reference and use only the
available information specified in paragraph (2).

  SECTION 1.  Section 25252 of the Health and Safety Code is amended
to read:
   25252.  (a) On or before January 1, 2011, the department shall
adopt regulations to establish a process to identify and prioritize
those chemicals or chemical ingredients in consumer products that may
be considered as being a chemical of concern, in accordance with the
review process  specified  in Section 25252.5. The
department shall adopt these regulations in consultation with the
office and all appropriate state agencies  ,  and after
conducting one or more public workshops for which the department
provides public notice and provides an opportunity for all interested
parties to comment. The regulations adopted pursuant to this section
shall establish an identification and prioritization process that
includes, but is not limited to, all of the following considerations:

   (1) The volume of the chemical in commerce in this state.
   (2) The potential for exposure to the chemical in a consumer
product.
   (3) Potential effects on sensitive subpopulations, including
infants and children.
   (b) (1) In adopting regulations pursuant to this section, the
department shall develop criteria by which chemicals and their
alternatives may be evaluated. These criteria shall include, but not
be limited to, the traits, characteristics and endpoints that are
included in the clearinghouse data pursuant to Section 25256.1.
   (2) In adopting regulations pursuant to this section, the
department shall reference and use, to the maximum extent feasible,
available information from other nations, governments, and
authoritative bodies that have undertaken similar chemical
prioritization processes, so as to leverage the work and costs
already incurred by those entities and to minimize costs and maximize
benefits for the state's economy.
   (3) Paragraph (2) does not require the department, when adopting
regulations pursuant to this section, to reference and use only the
available information specified in paragraph (2).

  SECTION 1.  Section 25252 of the Health and Safety Code is amended
to read:
   25252.  (a) On or before January 1, 2011, the department shall
adopt regulations to establish a process to identify and prioritize
those chemicals or chemical ingredients in consumer products that may
be considered as being a chemical of concern, in accordance with the
review process  specified  in Section 25252.5. The
department shall adopt these regulations in consultation with the
office and all appropriate state agencies  ,  and after
conducting one or more public workshops for which the department
provides public notice and provides an opportunity for all interested
parties to comment. The regulations adopted pursuant to this section
shall establish an identification and prioritization process that
includes, but is not limited to, all of the following considerations:

   (1) The volume of the chemical in commerce in this state.
   (2) The potential for exposure to the chemical in a consumer
product.
   (3) Potential effects on sensitive subpopulations, including
infants and children.
   (b) (1) In adopting regulations pursuant to this section, the
department shall develop criteria by which chemicals and their
alternatives may be evaluated. These criteria shall include, but not
be limited to, the traits, characteristics and endpoints that are
included in the clearinghouse data pursuant to Section 25256.1.
   (2) In adopting regulations pursuant to this section, the
department shall reference and use, to the maximum extent feasible,
available information from other nations, governments, and
authoritative bodies that have undertaken similar chemical
prioritization processes, so as to leverage the work and costs
already incurred by those entities and to minimize costs and maximize
benefits for the state's economy.
   (3) Paragraph (2) does not require the department, when adopting
regulations pursuant to this section, to reference and use only the
available information specified in paragraph (2).