Act 154 Chemical Use Working Group

The General Assembly passed H.595 (Act 154) in the spring of 2016, which included a mandate to the Agency of Natural Resources to form a working group of “interested parties and parties with expertise in the field of toxic chemical use and regulation" to develop a set of recommendations on how to prevent exposure to toxic chemicals, hazardous materials and hazardous waste; identify and regulate currently unregulated toxic chemicals, hazardous materials and hazardous waste (contaminants of emerging concerns); and inform Vermonters regarding potential exposure, including from contaminated groundwater, public water systems, or private potable water supplies.

Act 154: An act relating to potable water supplies from surface waters

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Final report: Act 154 Chemical Use Working Group Report on Toxic Chemical Use in the State of Vermont

Submitted January 13, 2017 to:

The House Committee on Energy and Technology
The House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife
Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy

Meeting Materials: January 5, 2017

Comments on majority recommendations

Meeting Materials: November 29, 2016

Meeting Materials: November 17, 2016

Meeting Materials: November 1, 2016

Update: October 28, 2016

DRAFT Policy Recommendations from the Act 154 Working Group

Meeting Materials: October 19, 2016

Meeting Materials: September 19, 2016

Presentation: The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act
Heather Tenney, Toxics Use Reduction Institute, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Meeting Materials: August 23, 2016

Presentation: Act 154 (H.595) Toxic Chemical Use Working Group
Ruma Kohli, Product Stewardship and CSR Program Manager, and Thom Jagielski, Site Operations Manager, Global Foundries

Presentation: Thinking About Comprehensive Chemicals Policy
Joel Tickner, ScD, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Meeting Materials: July 19, 2016