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DTSC Issues Draft Plan Setting Near-Term Safer Consumer Product Program Priorities

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a draft plan setting out its priorities over the next three years for its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program. 

Attorney General Issues Six No-Merit Letters for Prop. 65 Notices of Violation

The California Attorney General's office has recently issued six "no merit" letters to filers of Proposition 65 notices of violation. The letters demand the filers withdraw their notices, citing a review of the certificates of merit submitted along with the notices.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: 2023 Year in Review

In 2023, there were a total of 4,156 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: January 2024

In the month of January, there were a total of 521 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

State Water Board Finalizes Long-Awaited Chromium-6 Drinking Water Standard

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWB) has adopted a drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6, after years of litigation and rule development.

U.S. EPA Sets Nationwide Standard for PFAS in Drinking Water, State Takes Other PFAS Actions

California drinking water providers will have to treat their water supplies to reduce per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the next five years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved its first-ever national drinking water standard for several types of PFAS.

New Enforcement Orders Stack Up Against Troubled Los Angeles County Landfill Operator

A Los Angeles County landfill has been hit with more enforcement actions, with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declaring the site an imminent threat to public health and state regulators alleging multiple hazardous waste violations.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: December 2023

In the month of December, there were a total of 349 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

OEHHA Shelves Proposal to Lower Ethylene Oxide Safe Harbor Levels Under Proposition 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced it will withdraw its proposed rule amending the safe harbor levels for ethylene oxide (EtO) under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Suggests Alternative Proposition 65 Warning Language for Acrylamide in Food

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed an alternative warning option for companies labeling their food products with Proposition 65 cancer warnings related to acrylamide.

Legislature Proposes Small Change to Prop. 65, Introduces Bills on PFAS, Other Chemicals

The Legislature is capping its 2023-2024 legislative session by introducing dozens of bills addressing chemicals in consumer products, recycling, hazardous waste, pesticides and Proposition 65.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: November 2023

In the month of November, there were a total of 398 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

Companies Agree to New Leather Tanning Process in Prop. 65 Hexavalent Chromium Settlement

The Center for Environmental Health (CEH) and numerous manufacturers and retailers have reached a settlement of Proposition 65 litigation related to the presence of the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in leather shoes and gloves.

OEHHA Proposes Cancer Air Quality Guidelines for Isoprene

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed air quality guidelines for the carcinogen isoprene.

Attorney General Sends Prop. 65 No-Merit Letters Over Phthalates and Cadmium

The California Attorney General's office has recently issued four "no merit" letters to filers of Proposition 65 notices of violation.

Green Ribbon Science Panel Meets to Discuss Safer Consumer Products Program

The Green Ribbon Science Panel convened by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) recently held a two-day meeting to provide feedback on technical and scientific matters related to the agency's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: October 2023

In the month of October, there were a total of 410 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

Lower Prop. 65 Ethylene Oxide Safe Harbor Level Proposed by OEHHA

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued a new revised to change the safe harbor level for ethylene oxide proposal (EtO) under Proposition 65.

Governor Has Appointed Craig Scholer as Deputy Director of DTSC

Newsom has named Craig Scholer chief deputy director at the Department of Toxic Substances Control.

L.A. Judge Rules in Favor of Rice Company in Prop. 65 Warning Fight

After overseeing a rare trial over Proposition 65 compliance, a Los Angeles County superior court has dismissed allegations that a rice processing and distribution company violated Prop. 65 by failing to warn the public about lead in its rice.