2017 ORS 431A.280¹
Biennial report to Legislative Assembly

The Oregon Health Authority shall report to the interim committees of the Legislative Assembly related to environment and natural resources and public health no later than September 15 of each odd-numbered year. The report shall include the following information:

(1) Any revisions made under ORS 431A.255 (List of high priority chemicals of concern in children’s products) to the list of high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health used in children’s products.

(2) The number of manufacturers of children’s products in compliance with ORS 431A.258 (Disclosure by manufacturers) and an analysis of the information collected pursuant to ORS 431A.258 (Disclosure by manufacturers) specifying:

(a) The number and types of children’s products sold or offered for sale in this state that contain high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health used in children’s products.

(b) The range of amounts of high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health used in children’s products, by product category, and the total number of and most frequently disclosed high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health used in children’s products.

(c) The potential for exposure to high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health used in children’s products based on the number of children’s products sold or offered for sale in this state that contain chemicals on the list established under ORS 431A.255 (List of high priority chemicals of concern in children’s products), likely exposure routes and the typical use patterns for the children’s products that contain chemicals on the list established under ORS 431A.255 (List of high priority chemicals of concern in children’s products).

(d) Recommendations to limit, reduce or prevent exposure to high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health used in children’s products based on an analysis of the information collected.

(3)(a) Details about the implementation of ORS 431A.263 (Process for substituting chemicals) and 431A.265 (Process for waiving requirement to remove or substitute chemicals) regarding hazard assessments and waivers. In cases where the authority grants waivers for the continued use of high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health used in children’s products and the waiver application includes an alternatives assessment, the authority may develop recommendations on opportunities to provide technical assistance, provide grants and promote public-private partnerships and other actions to encourage manufacturers to produce children’s products through green chemistry and that do not contain high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health used in children’s products.

(b) In developing the recommendations described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, the authority may consult with the Department of Environmental Quality, the Oregon Business Development Department and other state agencies.

(4) A summary of compliance testing results obtained under ORS 431A.270 (Testing for compliance).

(5) Any recommendations submitted to the authority by manufacturers under ORS 431A.258 (Disclosure by manufacturers) (7). [2015 c.786 §13]

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.