- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Senate is holding a final vote on legislation setting up a new system in the state for restricting toxic chemicals.

The bill calls for setting up by 2016 a working group to advise the Department of Health on a list of chemicals of high concern by 2017. Manufacturers would have to report to the state if they are using such chemicals in a consumer product sold in Vermont.

The Health Department would adopt rules that could lead to restrictions on the use of the chemical or labeling requirements.

The Senate approved the measure on Wednesday. A final vote is scheduled for Thursday.

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