Toxic chemicals in consumer products; Environmental protection (ICS code(s): 13.020); Domestic safety (ICS code(s): 13.120); Products of the textile industry (ICS code(s): 59.080); Leather products (ICS code(s): 59.140.35); Production in the chemical industry (ICS code(s): 71.020); Products of the chemical industry (ICS code(s): 71.100); Furniture (ICS code(s): 97.140); Non-textile floor coverings (ICS code(s): 97.150)
Safer Products Restrictions and Reporting; (17 page(s), in English)
Proposed rule - The Washington Department of Ecology proposes a new rule, Chapter 173-337 WAC – Safer Products Restrictions and Reporting; Washington Administrative Code (WAC). This new chapter aims to reduce toxic chemicals in consumer products and implements Chapter 70A.350 RCW; Revised Code of Washington (RCW). Ecology started the second phase of this rulemaking which opens the formal public comment period.
This rulemaking proposes to:
· Implement regulatory actions reported to the Washington State Legislature in June 2022. Review the Final Regulatory Determinations Report.
· Create reporting requirements or restrictions that apply to priority consumer products that contain priority chemicals. These include:
o PFAS in aftermarket stain- and water-resistance treatments, carpets and rugs, and leather and textile furnishings.
o Ortho-phthalates in personal care products (fragrances) and vinyl flooring.
o Organohalogen flame retardants in electric and electronic products.
o Flame retardants (as defined in RCW 70A.350.010) in recreational polyurethane foam.
o Phenolic compounds in laundry detergent, food and drink can linings, and thermal paper.
Include provisions for repair and replacement parts, refurbished products, and previously owned products.