Final Statement of Reasons - Reproductive Toxicants: Toluene

Section 12805. Specific Regulatory Levels: Reproductive Toxicants.
(Establishment of a Regulatory Level for Toluene)

On March 22, 1991, the Health and Welfare Agency issued a notice of proposed rulemaking advising that the Agency intended to adopt a regulatory level for toluene in Section 12805, Title 22, California Code of Regulations. (Unless otherwise indicated, all section references are to Title 22, California Code of Regulations.) Pursuant to such notice, on May 10, 1991, a public hearing was held to receive public comments on the proposed regulation . One piece of correspondence commenting on the proposal was received. One presenter offered comments during the public hearing.

On July 17, 1991, the role of lead agency for the implementation of the Act was transferred from the Health and Welfare Agency to the California Environmental Protection Agency's (Cal/EPA's) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA or the department) by Executive Order W-15-91. This rulemaking action is submitted by OEHHA in its capacity as lead agency
for the implementation of the Act.

This final statement of reasons sets forth the reasons for the final regulation adopted by the department for Section 12805, and responds to the objections and recommendations submitted regarding the regulation.