Notice of Public Hearing – Proposed Specific Regulatory Level Chemical Causing Cancer: Glyphosate

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Public comments

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed a No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for the chemical glyphosate to be adopted into regulation in Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25705.  NSRLs assist interested parties in determining whether warnings are required for exposures to chemicals listed as known to the state to cause cancer, and whether discharges of listed chemicals to sources of drinking water are prohibited.

A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announcing the proposed NSRL for Glyphosate was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on April 7, 2017 (Register 2017, No. 14-Z) and initiated a 45-day public comment period that was scheduled to close on May 22, 2017.  OEHHA has received multiple requests to hold a public hearing on the proposed NSRL for glyphosate.

OEHHA has scheduled a public hearing on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at the California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters Building, Byron Sher Auditorium, located at 1001 I Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, California.  The public hearing will begin at 1:30 p.m. and continue until all business has been conducted, or 5:00 pm.  If you have special accommodation or language needs, please contact Esther Barajas-Ochoa at (916) 322-2068 or by May 31, 2017.  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, Wednesday, June 21, 2017.  The public is encouraged to submit written information via e-mail or at rather than in paper form.  Send e-mail comments to  Please include “GLYPHOSATE NSRL” in the subject line.  Hard-copy comments may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the appropriate address below.

All submissions should be directed to:

Esther Barajas-Ochoa
Regulations Coordinator
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010. MS-12B
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812

Or via e-mail to

Fax: (916) 323-2265

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