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California Legislation Seeks to Ban PFAS in Consumer Products Effective 2030

California’s extensive regulatory approach to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”) is poised to take a dramatic step forward with a proposed ban on the “forever chemicals” in most consumer products. Following…

The Prop 65 Annual Conference: Notes from the Front 2023 … “Over-Warning” is Here to Stay

(Virtually) Live from San Francisco … Kelley Green Law Blog was delighted again to attend last week’s terrific Prop 65 Clearinghouse 2023 Conference, the largest annual gathering of the movers and shakers in the world…

Maine Seeks Feedback on Types of Food Packaging Subject to PFAS Prohibition and Availability of “Safer Alternatives”

After years of back-and-forth, the Maine Department of the Environment (“MDEP”) is seeking comment ( by this coming Monday ) on a “ concept draft ” regulation identifying the types of food packaging that would fall…

Washington State Adopts Restrictions and Reporting Requirements for PFAS, Flame Retardants, Phthalates and Bisphenols in Wide Range of Consumer Products

Joining the ranks of California, Minnesota, Maine, and New York, Washington state has officially finalized a ban on the manufacture, sale, and distribution of a variety of products containing per- and…

Draft Model State PFAS Legislation: A More Holistic Approach To Regulating "Forever Chemicals" in Consumer Products

A recent Kelley Drye client advisory summarizes important new draft model state legislation that embodies an expansive approach to the regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in consumer products.…