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Carcinogen Identification Meeting Postponed and OEHHA has decided not to reschedule the meeting until after the COVID-19 emergency has passed.
OEHHA is giving notice of this augmentation of the record and hereby extending the comment period by 15 days. OEHHA published the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the proposed amendments on January 31, 2020, in the California Regulatory Notice Register (Z-2020-0117-01), which initiated a public comment period that was to close on March 16, 2020. OEHHA will now accept written comments on the proposed amendments and this augmentation of the record through March 31, 2020.
OEHHA received a request for a Safe Use Determination (SUD) for exposures to crystalline silica in four Woodwise® wood filler products. The request was made by Design Hardwood Products, Inc. (DHPI), pursuant to Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations, section 25204(b)(3).
The proposed amendment is to clarify certain provisions of the regulations addressing consumer product exposure warnings, specific product, chemical and area exposure warnings, food exposure warnings, and alcoholic beverage exposure warnings. This notice also opens a comment period that will close on March 16, 2020.
At a public meeting on December 11, 2019, the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee in its official capacity as the “state’s qualified experts” determined that cannabis (marijuana) smoke and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) were shown to cause reproductive toxicity based on the developmental endpoint.
On December 31, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law approved amendments to Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25600.2, subsections (b), (c), (f) and (i), Responsibility to Provide Consumer Product Exposure Warnings.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announces the availability of n Proposition 65 interpretive guideline for residential exposure to dichlorvos (DDVP) in naled bait stations and lures during invasive pest eradication program activities.
OEHHA received a request for a Safe Use Determination (SUD) for styrene in Fiber Care Baths, Inc. bathware products. The request was made by Tech America Corp. on behalf of Fiber Care Baths, Inc., pursuant to Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations, section 25204(b)(3).
The public comment period will commence on November 29, 2019 and end on January 27, 2020. All comments received will be provided to the committee for their consideration. The CIC meeting will be rescheduled after the close of the public comment period.
OEHHA is issuing the following SUDs to Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC for chlorothalonil exposures resulting from consumption of residues in certain foods, as specified below.
(para-Chlorobenzo-trifluoride, PCBTF) (98-56-6)Status of chemicals considered by OEHHA for addition to the Proposition 65 list under the authoritative bodies mechanism.
At the request of the American Coatings Association, OEHHA hereby extends the public comment period. The comment period will now close on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.
This notice will also open a comment period that is designated to close on December 2, 2019. A public hearing on this proposed regulatory amendment will be scheduled on request.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is providing notice of changes to the proposed regulatory action to amend Section 25600.2 of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations. Section 25600.2 addresses the responsibility to provide consumer product exposure warnings for chemicals listed under Proposition 65.
Acetaminophen will be considered for possible listing by the Committee at a public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 5, 2019. The meeting will be held in the Sierra Hearing Room at the CalEPA Headquarters building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California.
On October 5, 2018, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to adopt amendments to Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25821. The amendments were intended to clarify when and how a person could average concentrations of a listed chemical in a food, and identified the use of the arithmetic mean as the default method of calculation of individual exposure.
The chemicals are being added to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 65. The listing of these chemicals is pursuant to the “Labor Code” listing mechanism.
OEHHA added glyphosate to the Proposition 65 list of carcinogens in July 2017, based on a finding by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that glyphosate is both an animal carcinogen and “probably carcinogenic to humans”.
This rulemaking adds Sections 25607.36 and 25607.37 to Article 6 as safe harbor tailored warnings for exposures to listed chemicals that may occur through the rental of a motor vehicle.
OEHHA is requesting comments on the modifications to the regulatory text. In order to be considered, OEHHA must receive comments by August 5, 2019, which is the designated close of the comment period. All comments will be posted on the OEHHA website at the close of the public comment period.