Legal & Regulatory
When new laws are passed in the United States, the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) shifts its focus from advocacy to engaging with regulatory agencies that guide and implement the laws. PCPC’s regulatory and legal team monitors existing and proposed regulations at both the state and federal level. The team also interprets public policy to help member companies better understand the impact of regulations on their businesses.
For more information on our regulatory efforts, please contact Carrie Hay Gregory, (202) 331-1770.
The following task forces report into the Legal Executive Committee.
Air Quality Task Force
Mission: To provide information and guidance on air quality issues, which can encompass technical and regulatory decisions related to product formulation, labeling, and litigation. The Committee members are primarily science and regulatory representatives with expertise in assessing VOC content in product formulations as well as compliance.
Green Chemistry Task Force
Mission: To play an integral role in the technical evaluation of chemical management regulations and in working with various state and federal environmental agencies to advocate for pragmatic solutions. The task force is composed primarily of environmental scientists and regulatory and legal experts.
Prop 65 Task Force
Mission: To address concerns regarding the identification and listing of new chemicals for California Proposition 65, safe harbor levels, and the mechanisms for listing of ingredients.
Retailer Task Force
Mission: Serves as a forum for members to discuss the emergence of retailer chemical policies, as well as transparency mandates, product stewardship issues, and hazardous waste matters, and examines areas of potential engagement by PCPC.
Sunscreen Task Force
Mission: In collaboration with Consumer Health Care Products Association (CHPA), the task force actively engages in current and emerging science, regulations, and standards that may impact the marketing of OTC sunscreen products. The SSTF also collaborates with standards setting organizations in establishing sunscreen test methods.