California and New York Require Manufacturers to Disclose Ingredients in Cleaning Products
On October 15, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed the Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 (S.B. 258). The new law requires manufacturers of cleaning products to disclose certain chemical ingredients on the product label and on the manufacturer’s website. The online disclosure requirements apply to a designated product sold in California on or after January 1, 2020. The product label disclosure requirements would apply to a designated product sold in California on or after January 1, 2021. Earlier this year, on April 25, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced an initiative to require manufacturers of household cleaning products sold in New York to disclose the chemical ingredients on their websites. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is expected to release final guidance shortly. This memorandum provides more details on each of these initiatives as well their critical differences.
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