Extension of Comment Period and Notice of Public Hearing - Proposed Specific Regulatory Levels Chemicals Causing Reproductive Toxicity: Methanol

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) for the chemical methanol to be adopted into regulation in Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 258051.  MADLs assist interested parties in determining whether warnings are required for exposures to chemicals listed as known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity, and whether discharges of listed chemicals to sources of drinking water are prohibited. 

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announcing the proposed MADLs for Methanol was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on March 16, 2012 (Register 2012, No. 11-Z) and initiated a 45 day public comment period that was scheduled to close on April 30, 2012.  OEHHA has received a request from CP Kelco/Huber Engineered Materials to hold a public hearing on the proposed adoption of MADLs for methanol. 

A public hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 7, 2012 at the California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters Building, Coastal Hearing Room, located at 1001 I Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, California.  The public hearing will begin at 1:00 pm and continue until all business has been conducted, or 5:00 pm.  If you have special accommodation or language needs, please contact Sam Delson at (916) 445-6900 or sam.delson@oehha.ca.gov by April 30, 2012.  TTY/TDD/Speech-to-Speech users may dial 7‑1‑1 for the California Relay Service.

OEHHA hereby extends the public comment period on this proposed amendment to 5:00 pm, Monday, May 21, 2012.  The public is encouraged to submit written information via e-mail rather than in paper form.  Send e-mail comments to P65Public.Comments@oehha.ca.gov.  Please include “METHANOL MADL” in the subject line.  Hard-copy comments may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the appropriate address below.

Mailing Address: 
Sam Delson
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P. O. Box 4010. MS-19B
Sacramento, California  95812-4010
Fax: (916) 323-8803
Street Address:  1001 I Street
Sacramento, California  95814

1 All further references are to sections of Title 27, Cal. Code of Regulations, unless otherwise indicated.

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