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EPA Initiates Prioritization Process for Forty Chemicals

U.S. EPA has identified forty chemicals that it has tentatively identified as either "high priority" or "low priority" pursuant to TSCA. The agency will now screen the designated chemicals and first make a formal designation proposal followed by a final status determination by the end of this year.

OEHHA Sets Draft Cancer Risk Guidelines for Cobalt

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released draft guidelines for calculating the cancer risk posed by inhaling cobalt and cobalt compounds.

OEHHA Proposes Updated Public Health Goal for Pesticide DBCP

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued a proposed update to its drinking water public health goal for 1-2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP).

Bill Would Prohibit Numerous Chemicals in Cosmetics

Legislation that would ban the use of more than a dozen carcinogens, reproductive toxicants and endocrine disrupting chemicals is cosmetics in California has been introduced by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance).

OEHHA Finalizes Prop. 65 Warning Language for Residential Rental Properties

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized language that can be used by landlords to give Proposition 65 warnings to their tenants. The new regulation containing the language will become effective on July 1, 2019.

OEHHA Begins Consideration of Applying Prop. 65 to Acetaminophen and Cannabis Products

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued a data call-in for acetaminophen and cannabis and cannabis products.

OEHHA Finalizes N-Hexane MADLs

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized two safe harbor levels for the Proposition 65-listed chemical n-hexane.

OEHHA Proposes Level for Naturally Occurring Lead in Candy Containing Chili or Tamarind

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEEHHA) is proposing a new regulation that will establish 0.02 parts-per-million (ppm) as the "naturally occurring level of lead" in candies flavored with chili or tamarind.

EPA Finalizes Rule Banning Methylene Chloride Paint Strippers

U.S. EPA has finalized a rule that will ban the use of methylene chloride in paint strippers in consumer products, but will continue to look at banning the chemical in commercially-used strippers. Meanwhile, California continues to advance its own rule that could ultimately ban all uses of the strippers.

Delays in Review of PMN Notices Are Once Again Plaguing EPA's Section 5 Program

The Beveridge and Diamond law firm has issued an alert to clients and other interested parties regarding the onset of recent delays in EPA's processing of Premanufacture notices (PMNs) and related requests under the program for dealing with new chemicals pursuant to Section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

OEHHA Amends Proposal to Exempt Coffee From Proposition 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has modified its proposed regulation that would exempt the purveyors of brewed coffee from potential Proposition 65 liability for failure to warn of acrylamide and other Prop. 65 chemicals found in their products.

Second Jury Verdict Against Monsanto Over Roundup Awards $81 Million

A federal District Court jury in San Francisco has awarded a user of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide a total of $81 million in damages after finding that the product caused the plaintiff's cancer.

OEHHA Proposes Prop. 65 Safe Harbor Language for Rental Vehicle Companies

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed creating specified Proposition 65 safe harbor warning language for vehicle rental companies.

State Water Board Kickstarts Statewide Testing for PFAS in Drinking Water

As regulatory scrutiny of the public health risks posed by per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) grows nationwide, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWB) has announced a plan to immediately start testing water sources around the state for the presence of PFAS.

OEHHA Plans to Make Safe Use Determinations for BPA and Crystalline Silica

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has accepted requests to determine whether certain products containing crystalline silica and bisphenol-A (BPA) require a warning under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Lists Cancer Drug Bevacizumab Under Prop. 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) officially listed the cancer drug bevacizumab as a reproductive toxicant under Proposition 65 on March 8, 2019.

2019-2020 Proposition 65 Proposed Legislation

2019-2020 Safer Consumer Products Proposed Legislation

DTSC Begins Process of Listing Nail Products Containing Toluene as Priority Product

The Department of Toxic Substances Control is considering the listing of "nail products containing toluene" as a "Priority Product" pursuant to the Department's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program. As a first step the agency has prepared a draft product-chemical profile containing a technical description of the target nail products.

DTSC Concludes That Manufacturers of Children's Bedding Are Phasing Out Flame Retardants

The first Priority Product listed pursuant to the Department of Toxic Substances Control's Safer Consumer Products regulation was children's foam-padded sleeping products containing the flame retardants tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate (TDCPP) and tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP).