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5

Feb

2016

Harris and Eleven Attorneys General Raise Preemption Concerns as House and Senate TSCA Bills Move to Reconciliation

Author: Jack Schatz
California Attorney General Kamala Harris and eleven State Attorneys General are urging Congress to limit any preemption of states’ legal authority to protect their citizens and the environment from toxic chemicals when reconciling the bills passed by the House and Senate to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 (TSCA).
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1

Apr

2016

ADOPTION NEW SECTION 25205, PROPOSITION 65 LEAD AGENCY WEBSITE

Author: Jack Schatz

 ADOPTION NEW SECTION 25205, PROPOSITION 65 LEAD AGENCY WEBSITE

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25

Jan

2016

ASTM Releases Alternatives Analysis Guide

Author: Jack Schatz

The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has developed a new ASTM standard that will assist manufacturers in evaluating chemical alternatives for consumer products.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has developed a new ASTM standard that will assist manufacturers in evaluating chemical alternatives for consumer products.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has developed a new ASTM standard that will assist manufacturers in evaluating chemical alternatives for consumer products.
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) has developed a new ASTM standard that will assist manufacturers in evaluating chemical alternatives for consumer products.
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8

Dec

2015

OEHHA Adds Two Chemicals Considered by DART-IC to the List of Reproductive Toxicants

Author: Jack Schatz

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added two chemicals to the state’s list of reproductive and developmental toxicants.

Both listings took effect on December 4, 2015.

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Dec

2015

OEHHA Proposes Listing of Wood Preservative Under Proposition 65

Author: Jack Schatz
California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it intends to add pentachlorophenol (CAS No 87-86-5) and by-products of its synthesis (complex mixture) to its Proposition 65 list of carcinogens.
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30

Nov

2015

Listing of Seizure and Weight Loss Drug Topiramate Takes Effect

Author: Jack Schatz
California’s Office of Environmental Health  Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added Topiramate (CAS No. 97240-79-4) to the list of chemicals known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental endpoint) for purposes of Proposition 65. 
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Nov

2015

Green Chemistry Alliance Claims Alternative Analysis Guidance Lacks Clarity

Author: Jack Schatz
A coalition of industry groups has expressed concerns about the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) recently released guidance document (Draft Stage 1 Alternatives Analysis Guide) on alternatives analysis (AA). The coalition’s comments says following the guidance document may not ensure compliance with the state's Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR). 
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9

Nov

2015

DART-IC Prioritizes Five Potential Listings at November Meeting

Author: Jack Schatz
Cal/EPA’s Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (Dart-IC) has set priorities for the development of hazard identification materials for five chemicals and substances.
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5

Nov

2015

CIC Delists Diaminotoluene Isomers, Keeps Nitropyrin on Prop 65 List

Author: Jack Schatz
The state’s Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) has declined to list several isomers of diaminotoluene at the committee’s meeting held on November 4.
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4

Nov

2015

Here We Are in a Lawyer's Paradise!

A Prop 65 News Blast From the Past By Michele Corash Esq.

When she helped write the ballot arguments in opposition to Proposition 65, Michele Corash, a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Morrison & Foerster, predicted that Proposition 65 would create a lawyer's paradise. Ten years later, as she surveyed an audience of more than 100 attorneys at the second day of the conference sponsored by Prop 65 News, she said she saw that her prediction had come true. "Here we all are," she said.
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29

Oct

2015

You Better Not Take Away My Bacon!

Author: Jack Schatz
The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) announcement that processed meat products increase the risk of some types of cancer in humans, although expected, has delivered  a poison arrow into the heart of the American diet.
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Oct

2015

CPSC Penalties Continue to Rise

Author: Jack Schatz
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is beginning to look and act like a serious enforcement agency, signalling a sea change from the days when it rarely used its enforcement powers.
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Oct

2015

DTSC Extends Public Comment Period on Draft Alternatives Assessment Guidance

Author: Jack Schatz
California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has extended the public comment deadline of its draft alternatives analysis guidance to November 16.
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16

Oct

2015

Wells Fargo Introduces Prop 65 Liability Insurance for the Plastic Industry

Author: Jack Schatz
Wells Fargo Insurance has announced last week the launch of its Proposition 65 insurance program to cover manufacturers, distributors and formulators of products that contain any of six phthalates covered under California’s Proposition 65. 
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Oct

2015

OEHHA Proposes to List Topiramate by the Formally Required Mechanism

Author: Jack Schatz
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it intends to list Topiramate as known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental endpoint) under Proposition 65.
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