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DTSC Takes First Steps in Identifying PFAS on Textiles or Leathers as a Priority Product Under SCP Program

The Department of Toxic Substances Control is seeking public comments on a product profile that is the first step in possibly listing Perfluoroalkyl or Polyfluoroalalkyl Substances (PFAS) on Converted Textiles or Leathers as a Priority Product (PP) under its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

Cal Chamber Sues Over Prop. 65 Acrylamide Warnings

The California Chamber of Commerce has sued California's attorney general in federal court alleging that the state is violating the First Amendment of the Constitution by requiring businesses to post Proposition 65 warnings for acrylamide in food products.

OEHHA Issues Hazard Identification Materials as it Weighs Listing Cannabis Smoke and THC under Prop. 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released hazard identification materials related to the proposed listing of cannabis (marijuana) smoke and Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Proposes Safe Harbor Guideline for p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (PCBTF)

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed a safe harbor level under Proposition 65 for the recently listed chemical p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (PCBTF).

OEHHA Proposes Cancer Risk Guidelines for p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (PCBTF)

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed draft guidelines for assessing the cancer risk posed by inhaling p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (PCBTF).

AG Settles With Newport Beach Company Over Excessive Levels in Nutrition Products

Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced that his office has reached a settlement with Grass Advantage, a Newport Beach seller of nutritional supplements, over allegations that the Company sold products containing lead levels in excess of Proposition 65 limits.

New Round of Revisions to OEHHA's Latest Proposed Prop 65 Warning Regulations

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed additional revisions to its regulations governing consumer product warning requirements under Proposition 65.

Ag Groups and Monsanto Ask for Summary Judgment Invalidating OEHHA's Warning Requirement for Glyphosate

A coalition of grower groups has joined Monsanto in filing a summary judgment motion to compel a federal judge to invalidate the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA's) requirement that manufacturers of herbicides containing the active ingredient glyphosate slap Proposition 65 warning labels on their products.

Chlorpyrifos Use In California to End on Accelerated Schedule

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has announced a deal with companies that manufacture the pesticide chlorpyrifos to end sale and use of the pesticide earlier than anticipated.

SPF System Manufacturers Conclude There Is No Feasible Alternatives for Current Product Configuration

Manufacturers of spray polyurethane foam systems with unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (MDI)(SPF Systems) have filed a joint report concluding that there is no practicable alternative to the current configuration of their products.

OEHHA Finalizes Listing of Six Chemicals under Prop. 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized the listing of six new chemicals as carcinogens under Proposition 65.

Appellate Court Rejects Challenge to Prop. 65 Listing of Triazines

The Third District Court of Appeal has turned aside a challenge to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's listing of four triazine herbicides as Proposition 65 reproductive toxicants.

OEHHA Drops Plan to Change Prop 65 Rules for Measuring Exposures from Foods

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has indefinitely shelved its proposal to modify how exposures to reproductive toxicants in food should be calculated under Proposition 65.

State Water Board Takes Next Step to Regulating PFOA and PFOS

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWB) has issued stricter water monitoring standards for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and has announced its intent to set legally binding limits on levels of the two chemicals in drinking water.

Newsom Signs Bill Mandating AG Notification of Prop 65 Appeals

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation that will require parties to notify the California Attorney General when they file an appeal in a Proposition 65 lawsuit.

OEHHA Issues Revised Draft Cancer Risk Guidelines for Cobalt

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

OEHHA Adopts New Health Guidelines for Hexamethylene Diisocyanate

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized new air quality guidelines for hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) for use in the state's Air Toxics Hot Spots program.

Business Interests Object to Possible Limits on 1-4-Dioxane in Cleaning and Personal Care Products

Groups representing manufacturers of cleaning and personal care products have vigorously objected to a proposal by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) that would place limits on the content of 1,4-dioxane in those products. The groups complain that a suggested threshold for the presence of the chemical is infeasible.

Judge Chides Prop. 65 Plaintiff For Lack of Specificity in Attorneys' Fees Claim

An Alameda County Superior Court Judge has told a Proposition 65 plaintiff that its motions for approval of several settlements lack adequate documentation for approval of claimed attorneys' fees.

California Kickstarts Move to Ban Chlorpyrifos, Find Alternatives

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has formally moved to ban the neurotoxic pesticide chlorpyrifos, sending legal notices to companies that have registered the pesticide and launching of a workgroup to devise alternatives.