Owen Caine, Executive Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy, and J.D. Darr, Manager, State Government Relations & Public Policy, of the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA) met with staff from the New York Governor’s office on October 15 to discuss the 1,4-dioxane bill that passed the legislature this summer. The bill is currently sitting in the Senate, waiting to be sent to Governor Cuomo’s desk for his signature.

Caine and Darr explained how many products could be affected by this bill and the sales restrictions that could subsequently result. The meeting also served as a general check-in on the status of the bill.

While the 1,4-dioxane bill may not be a priority issue for the Governor’s office right now, it has received attention from various stakeholders and is certainly on their radar. The Governor’s staff acknowledged the chapter amendment that HCPA submitted in conjunction with allied trade associations – which proposes a 1,4-dioxane level of 10 parts per million (ppm) for household products – and indicated that they will be discussing this issue with the state legislature as well.

Please contact J.D. Darr, Manager, State Government Relations & Public Policy, at jdarr@thehcpa.org for additional comments or questions.


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