An Order Amending the Order Promoting Safer Chemicals in Consumer Products and Services
June 27, 2006
16 FY 06/07
WHEREAS, the Task Force to Promote Safer Chemicals in Consumer Products was created pursuant to Executive Order 12 FY 06/07 (dated February 22, 2006) to identify and promote the use and development of safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals in consumer goods and services made, provided or sold in Maine so as to benefit public health, the environment and the economy for all Maine people; and
WHEREAS, changes to the Executive Order to better facilitate the operation of the Task Force are needed before the Task Force begins its work:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John E. Baldacci, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby modify Executive Order 12 FY 06/07 in the following manner:
By amending Section II, Priorities for Safer Alternatives to Toxic Chemicals, paragraph three, BFRs, to read as follows:
By January 5, 2007, the DEP shall review emerging information related to the availability of alternatives to the BFRs known as DecaBDE and shall issue a report re-examining the department's preliminary conclusion that safer alternatives are nationally available.
By amending Section IV, subsection a. Membership, first paragraph, to read as follows:
The Task Force shall consist of thirteen (13) members appointed by, and serving at the pleasure of the Governor, including the Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection, who shall chair the Task Force; the Deputy Commissioner, Department of Economic and Community Development or designee, who shall act as chair in the absence of the chair; the State Toxicologist or designee, an IPM Council Coordinator (the Department of Agriculture IPM Coordinator and the Cooperative Extension IPM Coordinator will share staffing of this single position; in the event of voting this position will have only one vote); three members from the environmental public health community including a representative from the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine, a Maine environmental policy organization and a Maine public health organization; three members from the business community including a representative from a Maine manufacturer that practices environmentally sustainable production, a Maine business association and one other Maine business; one representative from a University in the University of Maine system who is involved in research and development; one representative of a Maine labor organization, and a public member.
The effective date of this Executive Order is June 27, 2006.