OEHHA has received a request from Dow Agrosciences LLC seeking an extension of the comment period for the Hazard Identification Materials for chlorpyrifos. OEHHA hereby extends the public comment period until 5 p.m., Tuesday, October 24, 2017 for the materials on chlorpyrifos.
Proposition 65, officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, was enacted as a ballot initiative in November 1986. The proposition protects the state's drinking water sources from being contaminated with chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and requires businesses to inform Californians about exposures to such chemicals.
Proposition 65 requires the state to maintain and update a list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
The office is concurrently providing notice of its intent to list vinylidene chloride as known to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 65. In the event OEHHA does not list the chemical, this rulemaking will be withdrawn.
Coumarin will be considered for possible listing by the CIC at a public meeting. The meeting will be held in the Sierra Hearing Room at the CalEPA Headquarters building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California. This notice also marks the beginning of a 45-day public comment period on this document.
Chlorpyrifos and n-hexane will be considered for possible listing by the DARTIC at its next meeting. Chlorpyrifos will be considered for possible listing based on the developmental toxicity endpoint. n-Hexane will be considered for possible listing based on the developmental, male and female reproductive toxicity endpoints.