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									CALIFORNIA
 GREEN CHEMISTRY
    INITIATIVE




     Jeffrey Wong, Ph.D.
        Chief Scientist
 Department of Toxic Substances Control
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What is Green Chemistry?
 The consideration of public
 health and environmental
 effects of chemicals—during
 the design of products and
 processes


 A fundamentally new approach
 to environmental protection


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Old Approach:
        Cradle to Grave
 20th Century—Single
 Medium (water, air, land)
 For the past 40 years, we
 have focused on end-of-pipe
 or after product use
 • Discharges
 • Emissions
 • Wastes

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New Approach:
        Cradle to Cradle
 21th Century—Multi-media,
  life-cycle
 Reduce the use of harmful
  chemicals, generate less
  waste, and use less
  energy—through design
  and innovation


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The Beginning
       April 2007

       Secretary Adams
       announced the Green
       Chemistry Initiative
       and encouraged all
       stakeholders to
       participate and
       contribute their ideas.

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The Goal
(A Preliminary Draft)

California is a leader in
innovation, use, and
manufacture of safer,
ever more
environmentally benign
chemicals and products.
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Green Chemistry Initiative
  Two phases:
    Phase 1 – Listening
    Phase 2 – Analysis

  New process to:
    Develop public policy
    Increase stakeholder
    participation, interaction,
    and ideas
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Initiative Timeline
                                Options   Recommendation
                               deadline         deadline

                        2007                2008
                   A M J J A S O N D J F M A M J J

Collect ideas
and comments
Compile options

Submit report on
options
Evaluate options
Submit
Recommendations
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PHASE 1: Listening
April through December 2007
Conversation with California
   57,000 blog hits
   411+ pages of ideas

Symposia and Meetings
     Green Chemistry I, II, and III Symposia
     Nanotechnology I and II Symposia
     Biomonitoring Symposium
     OEHHA Green Chemistry Conference

Phase 1 Options Report
   818 options
   8 chapters


Key Elements
   9 foundational actions                      9
PHASE 2: Analysis
January through June 2008

 Objective: evaluate policy alternatives and
  recommend a framework for California
 Process
   • Public          • Inclusive
   • Transparent     • Effective

 Participants
   •   Government               • Academia
   •   Environmental groups     • Community Groups
   •   Industry, Business, and Labor groups
   •   Public

 Deliverable: “Recommendations Report” to the
  Secretary and Governor—by July 1, 2008
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PHASE TWO:
Concurrent Tracks
• “Key Elements” – foundational
  parts for new policy
• “Science Advisory Panel” –
  state of the science and
  science education
• “Straw Frameworks” – suites
  of options for policy analysis
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Key Elements




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                       Science Advisory Panel



                                  About two dozen of the nation’s
                                   top scientists and engineers
Chair: John Warner, Ph.D.
                                   have agreed to serve on the
                                   Green Chemistry Science
                                   Advisory Panel.
                                  The panel will assist us on
                                   technical matters and advise us
                                   on the “state of the science.”

Vice Chair: John Balmes, M.D..
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“Straw Frameworks”
• Help answer specific questions and
  provide details about how a particular
  option would work

• A draft portfolio of policy options for each
  of the main categories, such as:

          Data and information
          Laws, regulations, and enforcement
          Economic and market incentives)

• Focused workshops to delve deeply into
  analytical aspects


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    Questions to get input
   1. How much should the tax be on hazardous chemicals produced, used, or distributed in California?

   2. What information would trigger a ban of a chemical by the state of California?

   3. What incentives should the state of California provide to promote the development of safer
    chemical or product alternatives?
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   4. What would be the appropriate response by the state of California for failure to use safer
    alternatives?
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   5. What would be the appropriate response by the state of California for failure to disclose product
    ingredients?

   6. By what date should the state of California require reusable or biodegradable non-petroleum
    based packaging?

   7. How can industry use a multi-media standard, such as ISO 14000, to demonstrate they achieve
    performance above and beyond compliance with regulatory standards for product and processes?



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Please Join Us!

  Blog Space:
  http://californiagreenchemistry.square
  space.com/welcome/


  Resource Link:
  www.dtsc.ca.gov/Pollution
  Prevention/GreenChemistryInitiative/i
  ndex.cfm

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