2017 ORS 431A.260¹
Requirement to remove or substitute high priority chemicals of concern
  • waivers
  • exemptions

(1) On or before the date on which a manufacturer of a children’s product submits the third biennial notice required under ORS 431A.258 (Disclosure by manufacturers) for a chemical that is present in a children’s product, the manufacturer must remove or make a substitution for the chemical pursuant to ORS 431A.263 (Process for substituting chemicals), or seek a waiver under ORS 431A.265 (Process for waiving requirement to remove or substitute chemicals), if the chemical is present in a children’s product that is:

(a) Mouthable;

(b) A children’s cosmetic; or

(c) Made for, marketed for use by or marketed to children under three years of age.

(2) A manufacturer with 25 or fewer employees may apply for a two-year extension of the date specified in subsection (1) of this section to meet the requirements of this section.

(3) Manufacturers are exempt from meeting the requirements of this section for children’s products described in subsection (1) of this section that contain high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health used in children’s products at levels that are at or below allowable levels for children’s products as established by the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, P.L. 110-314, 122 Stat. 3016, as in effect on July 27, 2015.

(4)(a) The Oregon Health Authority shall adopt rules providing for additional exemptions from the requirements of this section.

(b) For purposes of this subsection, any consumer product safety standard adopted under federal law that establishes allowable levels for children’s products of a high priority chemical of concern for children’s health used in children’s products is presumed to establish the maximum allowable level of the chemical that may be used in children’s products that are sold or offered for sale in this state. The authority may not require a manufacturer in compliance with the federal standard to also comply with the provisions of this section unless the authority establishes in the rulemaking process that a lower maximum allowable level for children’s products of a high priority chemical of concern for children’s health used in children’s products than the allowable level set by the federal standard is necessary to protect human health and welfare. [2015 c.786 §5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 431A—Public Health Programs and Activities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors431A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.