On September 27, 2006, California enacted the Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32), which aimed to reduce California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. AB 32 delegates to the California Air Resources Board (ARB) the responsibility to adopt regulations to achieve the statewide GHG emissions limit. AB 32 authorized ARB to include the use of a “market-based compliance mechanism” to reduce GHG emissions. In January 2013, ARB […]
Monthly Archives: April 2016
EPA Enforces TSCA’s Lead-Based Paint Renovation Rule Against Energy Efficiency Home Renovator In Southern California
On March 30, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that it fined G.D. Friend, Inc. (operating as Everlast Home Energy Solutions) $28,564 for failing to comply with the federal Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP or Rule) while renovating two residential properties in Southern California. EPA promulgated the Rule pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in order to protect the public from lead-based paint hazards that occur […]
Emergency Regulation Proposed To Address May 11, 2016 Prop 65 Warning Deadline For Oral Exposure To BPA In Consumer Products
Effective May 11, 2016, companies that manufacture and sell products in California that expose consumers to bisphenol A (BPA) will be required to provide Proposition 65 warnings unless they can affirmatively show that their product does not pose a significant risk of reproductive harm to consumers. BPA is a synthetic compound used in numerous consumer applications, including in certain linings of metal cans and lids of glass bottles containing food […]
UPDATE: OEHHA Extends Comment Deadline Until April 18th on Modifications To Proposed Prop 65 Warning Regulations
UPDATE: OEHHA extends its deadline for accepting comments until April 18th. Click here to read our recent post about the efforts the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has taken to amend Proposition 65 “clear and reasonable” warning provisions.