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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 104. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH [106500 - 119405]

  ( Division 104 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

PART 3. PRODUCT SAFETY [108040 - 108941]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

CHAPTER 6. Poison Prevention Packaging Act [108675 - 108725]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

ARTICLE 2. Regulations [108685 - 108710]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. )

108685.
  

The department shall, pursuant to Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, adopt regulations establishing standards for the special packaging of any household substance in accordance with this chapter if the regulations do not differ in substance or proscribe or require conduct that differs from the federal act or regulations issued pursuant to the federal act and if the department finds as follows:

(a)  The degree or nature of the hazard to children in the availability of the substance, by reason of its packaging, is such that special packaging is required to protect children from serious personal injury or serious illness resulting from handling, using, or ingesting the substance.

(b)  The special packaging to be required by the standard is technically feasible, practicable, and appropriate for the substance.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

108690.
  

In establishing a standard under Section 108685, the department shall consider all of the following:

(a)  The reasonableness of the standard.

(b)  Available scientific, medical, and engineering data concerning special packaging and concerning childhood accidental ingestions, illness, and injury caused by household substances.

(c)  The manufacturing practices of industries affected by the standard.

(d)  The nature and use of the household substance.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

108695.
  

To the extent that the requirements of this chapter are identical with the federal act, all regulations and any amendments to the regulations adopted pursuant to the federal act, that are in effect on January 1, 1978, or that are adopted on or after that date, shall be the poison prevention packaging regulations of this state.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

108700.
  

Any federal regulation adopted by the department pursuant to this chapter shall take effect in this state 30 days after it becomes effective as a federal regulation. Any person who would be adversely affected by adoption of the federal regulation in this state may, within the 30 days prior to its becoming effective in this state, file with the state department, in writing, objections and a request for a hearing. The timely filing of substantial objections to a regulation that has become effective under the federal act, shall stay the adoption of the regulation in this state as a state regulation.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

108705.
  

If substantial objections are made to a federal regulation within 30 days prior to its becoming effective in this state or to a proposed regulation within 30 days after it is published, the department, after notice, shall conduct a public hearing to receive evidence on issues raised by the objections. Any interested person or his or her representative shall be heard at the hearing. The department shall act upon objections by order and shall mail the order to objectors by certified mail within a reasonable period of time after the hearing. The order shall be based on evidence contained in the record of the hearing. If the order concerns a proposed regulation of the department, the department may withdraw it or set an effective date for the regulation as published or as modified by the order. The effective date shall be at least 60 days after publication of the order.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

108710.
  

Nothing in this chapter shall authorize the department to prescribe specific packaging designs, product content, or package quantity, except as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 108715. In the case of a household substance for which special packaging is required pursuant to a regulation under this chapter, the department may prohibit the packaging of the substance in packages that it determines are unnecessarily attractive to children.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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