Friday, January 20, 2012

California and EPA to Work Together on Green Chemistry Promotion

The USEPA and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) have signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate on the development of green chemistry.  The MOU is designed to use the combined resources of these two agencies to promote green chemistry and reduce the amounts of chemicals considered "toxic" in consumer products.  According to the DTSC press release:

This formal agreement outlines principles by which DTSC and U.S. EPA will cooperate to reduce toxic chemicals in consumer products, create new business opportunities in the emerging safer consumer products economy, and reduce the burden on consumers and businesses struggling to identify what’s in the products they buy for their families and customers.

More information about the cooperative MOU can be found in the DTSC press release.

The MOU itself can be read here.