California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued the text of a proposed regulation that would require manufacturers of consumer products “to seek alternative ingredients” if the products contain “chemicals of concern.” If an alternative is not feasible, DTSC “will identify steps the manufacturer must take to ensure the product is safely used, disposed of, or phased out.” A public hearing on the proposal will be held September 10, 2012, and comments must be submitted by September 11. See DTSC News Release, July 27, 2012.