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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.

OEHHA Criticized in Latest Bid to Revise Prop 65 Exposure Rules

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has received critical public comments related to its second revised proposal to overhaul how exposures to reproductive toxicants in food should be calculated under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Issues Prop 65 Fact Sheets on Motor Vehicle Parts, Chloroprene

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued two new Proposition 65 fact sheets — one on motor vehicle parts and a second on chloroprene.

OEHHA Sets Dates for Upcoming CIC and DARTIC Meetings

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced upcoming meeting dates for its Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) and its Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC).

EPA Proposes 20 Chemicals as High Priority for TSCA Risk Evaluation

U.S. EPA has proposed to designate 20 chemicals as high priority for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

First Suit Brought Challenging Product Listing Under SCP

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has filed the first lawsuit challenging a Priority Product (PP) identification under the Department of Toxic Substances Control's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) regulations.

SCP Law Reaches Milestone With First Alternatives Analysis

The Department of Toxic Substances Control's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) regulation has reached a new step in its evolution with the completion of its first preliminary Alternatives Analysis (Preliminary AA).

U.S. EPA Rejects OEHHA's Glyphosate Listing Calling It False and Misleading

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has instructed producers of pesticide products containing the active ingredient glyphosate to ignore a California determination that the substance is carcinogenic.

Pesticide Regulator Moves to Limit Use of Carbaryl

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (CDPR) has proposed tightening use of the pesticide carbaryl. 

California Counties, Cities Reach $305 Million Deal to Address Lead Paint Problem

A group of California counties and cities have reached a $305 million settlement with three paint companies they alleged were liable for damages stemming from lead paint contamination in homes.