Public Hearing - Proposed Rulemaking, Title 27, California Code of Regulations, Amendment to Section 25705 - Specific Regulatory Levels Posing No Significant Risk: 4-Methylimidazole (4-MEI)

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65 or the Act), which is codified as Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq., requires the Governor to publish, and update at least annually, a list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.  The Act describes the mechanisms for administratively listing chemicals as known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity (Health and Safety Code section 25249.8).

On January 7, 2011, OEHHA published a notice in the California Regulatory Notice Register proposing to establish a specific regulatory level posing no significant risk for 4-methylimidazole by amending Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25705.

Publication of the prior notice initiated a 45‑day public comment period that was scheduled to close on February 21, 2011.  OEHHA has received a request from an interested party for a public hearing.  A public hearing is scheduled for March 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Sierra Hearing Room located at 1001 I Street in Sacramento, CA.  OEHHA hereby extends the public comment period on this proposed amendment to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 24, 2011. 

Written comments, along with any supporting documentation, may be transmitted via email addressed to or to:

Ms. Monet Vela
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Street Address:  1001 I Street, 23rd Floor
Sacramento, California  95814
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 4010
Sacramento, California  95812-4010

Fax No.:  (916) 323-2517   
Telephone:  (916) 323-2610

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