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Third Appellate Court Upholds Trial Court Decision in Roundup Cancer Case

California's First District Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision awarding two users of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide glyphosate several million dollars to compensate them for their cancer caused by exposure to the pesticide.

EPA Releases Final Scope Document For D4

U.S. EPA has released the final scope document for a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation for octamethylcyclotetra-siloxane (D4). The risk evaluation is being processed at the request of manufacturers of the chemical.

EPA Releases Latest Update of TSCA Inventory

U.S. EPA has announced the availability of the latest update to the inventory of existing chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

EPA Releases Final Scope Documents for DIDP and DINP

U.S. EPA has released the final scope documents for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluations for diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and diisononyl phthalate (DINP). The risk evaluations are being performed at the request of manufacturers of the two phthalates.

EPA Releases Guidance on TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Petitions

U.S. EPA has released a guidance on the two petition processes applicable to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements.

Appeals Court Clarifies Two Prop. 65 Foundational Elements

A California Court of Appeal has clarified two key definitions that underly any successful Proposition 65 case. In a so far unpublished decision that First District Court of Appeal discusses what is meant by the requirement that a Prop. 65 defendant have more than ten employees and that what constitutes a "day" of exposure to a Prop. 65 listed chemical.

OEHHA Will Hold Hearing and Extend Comment Period on Proposed Glyphosate Warning

In July the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a proposed new safe harbor warning covering exposure to the herbicide glyphosate.

OEHHA Releases Latest List and Guides on Purchasing Children's Art Supplies

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has announced its most guidelines for purchasing children's art supplies, which is required under the California Education Code section 32064 et seq.

EPA Asks Ninth Circuit to Remand 1,4-Dioxane Evaluation

U.S. EPA has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to remand the agency's TSCA risk evaluation of 1,4-dioxane until it completes a new evaluation. The Court is expected to grant the remand request in Environmental Defense Fund et al. v. EPA (9th Cir. No. 21-70162).

Ninth Circuit Stays Glyphosate First Amendment Appeal Pending Completion of OEHHA Safe Harbor Rulemaking

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed further proceedings in its consideration of the State of California's appeal of a lower court decision blocking enforcement of a Proposition 65 warning requirement of exposure to the herbicide glyphosate.

Proposed Drinking Water Goals for PFOA and PFOS Released by OEHHA for Comment

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued proposed public health goals (PHGs) for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) in drinking water.

DTSC Finalizes Identifying PFAS in Carpets and Rugs as Fourth Priority Product

The Department of Toxic Substances Control has finalized its identification of PFAs in Carpets and Rugs as a Priority Product (PP) pursuant to its Safer Consumer Products program.

Newsom, Legislature Reach Deal on DTSC Reform

Gov. Gavin Newsom has reached a final budget deal with the Legislature, including signing legislation to overhaul the financing and governance of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

9th Circuit Orders EPA to Update Lead-Based Paint Standards

For the second time in the last four years the 9th Circuit court of Appeals has ordered U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update its lead-based paint standards.

EPA Will Require Health and Safety Data for Fifty Chemicals

U.S. EPA has announced that it will require manufacturers (including importers) to provide the agency with specified health and safety data for 50 specific chemicals pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

EPA Appoints New Members to TSCA Advisory Committee

U.S. EPA has announced that it appointed new members and a new Chair to the Toxic Substances Control Act Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC).

OEHHA Proposes Voluntary Safe Harbor Warning for Glyphosate

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is proposing a new safe harbor warning covering exposure to the herbicide glyphosate. The proposed warning can be used by anyone responsible for exposing individuals to any herbicide containing the substances and its use will be entirely voluntary.

Appellate Court Upholds State's Drinking Water Standard for 1,2,3-Trichloropropane

A state appellate court has upheld the state's drinking water standard for 1,2,3-trichloropropane (123-TCP), rejecting claims that the State Water Resources Control Board failed to properly assess the rule's economic effects.

U.S. EPA Will Make Major Changes in is Evaluation of the First Ten TSCA Risk Evaluations

U.S. EPA has announced several policy changes it is making in its administration of risk evaluations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

DTSC Investigating Several Chemicals in Tires for Priority Product Designation

The Department of Toxic Substances Control will hold three workshops on July 28 and 29 to solicit information on several chemicals found in tires that it is investigating for possible listing as Priority Products (PPs) under the agency's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.