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Deadline For Public Comment

Deadline: Dec 11, 2019

The deadline for public comment has expired. Contact the agency or primary contact person listed below for assistance.

Rule Details

Rule Number: 19P074
Title: Chemicals of High Concern in Children's Products Rule.
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Department of Health, Agency of Human Services
Legal Authority: 3 V.S.A. § 801(b)(11); and 18 V.S.A. § 1776.
Summary: This proposal expands the definition of formaldehyde to include "formaldehyde donors", which are the substances that are intentionally added to a product to degrade to and release formaldehyde as a preservative. Per Act 75 (2019) § 5, this proposal also establishes the requirements for when and how a manufacturer of a children's product provides the notice required under subsection 1775(a) of this title when the manufacturer intends to introduce the children's product for sale between the required dates for reporting.
Persons Affected: Manufacturers of children's products, Department of Health, children's product retailers, and consumers and users of children's products.
Economic Impact: This rule imposes no economic burden to the regulated community beyond the existing statutory requirements and legislative directive. There is a de minimis cost associated with the reporting fee required by statutes when a listed chemical is used in children's products. (as of October 2019, the fee is $200 per listed chemical, per manufacturer.) If a manufacturer introduces for sale between reporting periods a product which contains a chemical of high concern to children that has not already been reported by the manufacturer, the cost would be an additional $200 (in total, not annually).
Posting date: Oct 30,2019

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
12-04-2019 1:00 PM   
Location: Vermont Department of Health, Room 3B
Address: 108 Cherry Street
City: Burlington
State: VT
Zip: 05401
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: David Englander    
Agency: Department of Health, Agency of Human Services    
Address: 108 Cherry Street    
City: Burlington    
State: VT    
Zip: 05401    
Telephone: 802-863-7280    
Fax: 802-951-1275    
Email: 
ahs.vdhrules@vermont.gov
     
 
   
Website Address:  http://www.healthvermont.gov/about-us/laws-regulations/rules-and-regulations
     
 
   
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Brendan Atwood    
Agency: Department of Health, Agency of Human Services    
Address: 108 Cherry Street    
City: Burlington    
State: VT    
Zip: 05401    
Telephone: 802-863-7280    
Fax: 802-951-1275    
Email: 
ahs.vdhrules@vermont.gov
     
 
   
       

Keyword Information

Keywords:

Toxics
Toxic substances in children's products
Children's products
Chemicals of high concern
Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde donors
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