California Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

California Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Proposition 65), 27 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 25102 to 25903, 27 CCR 27000, and 27 CCR 27001

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Chemical bans:

Phthalates: California Health & Safety Code (CH & SC) 108935 to 108939

Mercury: CH & SC 25214.8.1 to 25214.8.6 and California Public Resources Code (CPRC) 15025 to 15029

Perchloroethylene (PERC): CCR 93109

Electronic equipment:

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS): CH & SC 25214.10

Green Chemistry Initiative: CH & SC 25251

Safer Consumer Product Alternatives program: 22 CCR 69501 to 69510

Applicability: 22 CCR 69501.2

Applicable chemicals: 22 CCR 69501

Candidate Chemicals List: 22 CCR 69502.2

Priority Products: 22 CCR 69503.2, 22 CCR 69503.4, and 22 CCR 69503.6

Alternative Analysis: 22 CCR 69505

Information for consumers: 22 CCR 69506.3

DTSC responses: 22 CCR 69506.4 to 69506.9

Regulatory Agencies

California Highway Patrol (CHP)

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)

Cal/EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. California follows the federal requirements for importing and exporting chemicals. In addition, California's Proposition 65 rules regulate how products containing certain hazardous chemicals must be labeled, and these labeling requirements apply to products being imported into California. See the state section DRINKING WATER to review ...

Read more about Chemicals