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Cosmetics rulemaking webinar

Learn about preliminary draft rule requirements for Chapter 173-339 WAC

July 23, 2024, 9 a.m., Online webinar

Join us for an informational webinar to learn about our efforts to make cosmetic products safer for consumers and the environment.

Event information

We started a rulemaking to develop Chapter 173-339 WAC – Cosmetic Products Restrictions, a rule that restricts formaldehyde-releasing chemicals in cosmetic products. During this webinar, we will:

  • Present the preliminary draft rule.
  • Answer your questions.
  • Listen to your feedback.

We will use your feedback to help us write the formal draft rule, which we intend to propose later this year.

How to join

This event is scheduled for July 23, 2024 at 9 a.m. PDT via Zoom.

Background information

In 2023, Washington Legislature passed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act (TFCA) (Chapter 70A.560 RCW) to improve cosmetic and personal care product safety and protect Washington’s residents and environment from toxic chemicals.

We started a rulemaking to develop a new chapter in the Washington Administrative Code (WAC): Chapter 173-339 WAC—Cosmetic Products Restrictions. We are conducting this rulemaking to:

  • Make cosmetics safer for consumers and the environment.
  • Reduce consumers’ and workers’ exposure to formaldehyde.
  • Address the disproportionate harms caused by cosmetic products in overburdened communities and vulnerable populations.
  • Reduce the amount of formaldehyde entering the environment.
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July 23, 2024, 9 a.m.
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Stacey Callaway
Rulemaking Lead
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Comment period

Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act (TFCA) implementation and cosmetics rulemaking — Informal comment on TFCA implementation and preliminary draft rule requirements
Closes: Aug. 13, 2024, 11:59 p.m.
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