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Public comment on child safety sought


The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) is inviting additional public comment on the rule to carry out Washington State’s groundbreaking Children’s Safe Product Act.

Ecology made a number of changes to the rule in response to comments received during the first public comment period, which closed Jan. 7. The public now has an additional opportunity to comment on these changes.

The Children’s Safe Product Act (CSPA) required Ecology, in consultation with Department of Health, to develop a list of chemicals of high concern for children. Under the law, after Ecology issues the final rule to implement CSPA, manufacturers of children’s products must notify Ecology if their produc...

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