Draft Alternatives Analysis Guide


The Department of Toxic Substances Control (Department) is seeking public comments on the Draft 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 Alternatives Analysis Guide to help responsible entities conduct an AA to meet the regulatory requirements. Public comments are specifically requested to provide the Department with insight on the clarity and usefulness of the Draft Alternatives Analysis Guide.


Comment Period
December 12, 2016 to
February 3, 2017 11:59PM PST

Document Type
AA Report

Comments Published
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