California Regulatory and Scientific Support

The challenges of California’s regulatory and scientific mandates are often more complex and difficult to resolve than those of the federal government. Exponent’s California-specialty consultants based in our Sacramento office are ready to meet these challenges. They are familiar with the rules and practices behind the maze of environmental and chemical laws in California, and they know the personalities in California who develop these regulations and interpret the scientific approach for implementation.

The California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA) houses many of the key regulatory agencies impacting chemicals and product compliance. Cal-EPA includes key regulatory agencies such as the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA, the Proposition 65 authority), the Air Resources Board (CARB), the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC), the Water Resources Control Board, and the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). Sacramento is also the headquarters of the Department of Public Health, the California Department of Food and Agriculture, the Resources Agency, and the California Energy Commission. For many of the agencies, the policies designed and implement ted in Sacramento go on to impact compliance in other states, at the federal level, and even under the formal rules of foreign countries.

As the largest economy in the United States, California is a crucial market for the success of all businesses, from consumer product companies to chemical manufacturers. Exponent offices are located in downtown Sacramento, in the heart of the government sector, for optimal access to the regulatory and scientific agencies that have the potential to impact our clients. We enable our clients to understand and comply with the unique requirements of California and offer expertise that is as unique as the state itself.

Our services include
  • Registration, permit, and license approvals for products such as pesticides, health products, consumer products, and fertilizers.
  • Compliance with new and unique ingredient disclosure laws.
  • Compliance with “Proposition 65.”
  • Compliance with standards for a wide variety of products such as foods, electronics, and agricultural products.
  • Interpretation and support of the unique scientific approaches adopted by the regulatory programs.



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