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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.

OEHHA Expert Panel Approves Listing Bisphenol-S Under Prop. 65

The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) within the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has voted to list bisphenol-S (BPS) as a female reproductive toxicant under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Proposes Revised Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Guideline

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed changing its drinking water guidelines related to the noncancer health effects of hexavalent chromium (chrome-6).

DTSC Proposes Steps to Improve Safety of Spray Polyurethane Foam Products

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has called for manufacturers of spray polyurethane foam products to fund research into safer alternatives, place warnings on products and take other steps under its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

Regulators Propose Statewide System to Notify Public of Pesticide Use

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has proposed rules to implement a statewide online reporting system that will allow the public to view planned agricultural pesticide applications ahead of time.

DTSC Proposes Adding Detergents with NPEs to Safer Consumer Products Program

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has proposed listing detergents containing nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) as a priority product under the state's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

OEHHA Lists Three Chemicals as Carcinogens Under Prop. 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has formally listed coal-tar pitch, fluoro-edenite fibrous amphibole, and silicon carbide whiskers as carcinogens under Proposition 65.

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

In the month of August, there were a total of 344 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

PFAS Notices of Violation Rise, While AG Issues No Merit Letter in One Case

Attention on the health and environmental effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has been rising in California and nationwide, and that includes increasing Proposition 65 notices of violation being filed related to two particular PFAS.

AG New PFAS Rules on Food Packaging, Cookware Puts Companies On Notice

California Attorney General Rob Bonta has issued enforcement advisory letters to companies making, selling or distributing food packaging and cookware that contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to advise them of recently approved rules meant to limit PFAS exposures.

OEHHA'’s DARTIC Panel to Consider Listing Bisphenol S Under Prop. 65

The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) within the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will soon consider whether to list bisphenol-S (BPS) as a reproductive toxicant under Proposition 65.

Governor Signs Bills Banning Additives in Foods and Cosmetics and Limiting the Use of Certain Pesticides

The Legislature and Gov. Gavin Newsom approved a handful of pesticide and safer consumer product bills in the first year of the 2022-2023 legislative session.

OEHHA Finalizes Safe Harbor Level for Antimony Trioxide

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized safe harbor for antimony trioxide under Proposition 65 guidelines.

OEHHA Floats Changes to Prop. 65 Warning Rules, Including Short-Form Warnings

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed new changes to its regulations for providing clear and reasonable warnings under Proposition 65.

OEHHA's Glyphosate Warning Violates First Amendment, 9th Circuit Rules

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA's) requirement that the herbicide glyphosate be labeled with a Proposition 65 cancer warning is unconstitutional.