Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide


The Department of Toxic Substances Control is seeking public comments on the Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide.


California’s Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program challenges product designers and manufacturers to reduce toxic chemicals in their products. The SCP regulations establish innovative approaches for responsible entities to identify, evaluate, and adopt better alternatives. The SCP approach requires an Alternatives Analysis (AA) that considers important impacts throughout the product’s life cycle and follows up with specific actions to make the product safer. The Department prepared the Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide to help responsible entities conduct a first stage AA to meet the regulatory requirements. Public comments are specifically requested to provide the names of tools, methods, approaches, and data sources not already mentioned, as well as examples for steps and approaches to complete an AA.


Comment Period
September 24, 2015 to
November 16, 2015 11:59PM PST

Document Type
AA Report

Comments Published
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