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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.
Cannabis (marijuana) smoke and Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) will be considered for possible listing by the DARTIC at the public meeting. This notice marks the beginning of a 45-day comment period on this document. OEHHA must receive comments and any supporting materials by Monday, November 18, 2019.
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 intends to list the following chemicals as known to the state to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). This action is being proposed pursuant to the “Labor Code” listing mechanism. OEHHA has determined that 2-Amino-4-chlorophenol, 2-Chloronitrobenzene, 1,4-Dichloro-2-nitrobenzene, 2,4-Dichloro-1-nitrobenzene, N,N-Dimethylacetamide, and para-Nitroanisole meet the criteria for listing as known to cause cancer by this mechanism. OEHHA is providing an opportunity to comment, and comments must be received by Monday, August 12, 2019 to be considered. Additional information can be found in the listing notice.
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.
The listing of p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene is based on formal identification by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), an authoritative body, that the chemical causes cancer.
On June 3, 2019, the Office of Administrative Law approved the adoption of Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25704, Exposures to Listed Chemicals in Coffee Posing No Significant Risk.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposes to establish three Proposition 65
For purposes of Proposition 65, Nickel (soluble compounds) are defined to be compounds of nickel with solubility in water of greater than 0.1 moles per liter (mol/L) at 20oC.
Tentative agenda and webcast information.
The Carcinogen Identification Committee of OEHHA’s Science Advisory Board serves as the state’s qualified experts and renders an opinion about whether a chemical has been clearly shown to cause cancer. The chemicals identified as carcinogens by the CIC are added to the Proposition 65 list.
Safe harbor levels, which include No Significant Risk Levels (NSRLs) for cancer-causing chemicals and Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) for chemicals causing reproductive toxicity.
This amendment establishes an oral MADL of 28,000 micrograms per day and an inhalation MADL of 20,000 micrograms per day for n-hexane.
This rulemaking adds Sections 25607.34 and 25607.35 to Article 6 as safe harbor, tailored warnings for exposures to listed chemicals that may occur at residential rental properties.
OEHHA has modified the language of proposed section 25704 to clarify the scope of listed chemicals covered by the proposed regulation.