California Appellate Court Backs DTSC In SCP Chemical-Listing Challenge

November 22, 2022
A California appellate court has ruled in favor of the state toxics department on all aspects of industry’s first-time challenge to a chemical listing in the Safer Consumer Products (SCP) green chemistry program, scrapping a lower court’s decision that regulators bypassed environmental review while upholding the judge’s rejection of trade groups’ other claims. “[W]e affirm the trial court’s determination that the Department acted within its authority and within the requirements of the [Administrative Procedure Act (APA)] when it enacted the...

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