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28

Apr

2016

Lumber Liquidators Prevails in Prop 65 Laminate Flooring Trial

Flooring Giant to Prepare a Final Order Consistent With the Tentative Ruling

Author: Jack Schatz
Alameda County Superior Court Judge George C. Hernandez Jr. has tentatively dismissed a Proposition 65 enforcement action that alleges flooring giant Lumber Liquidators failed to adequately warn its customers about the potential exposure to formaldehyde from its laminate wood flooring products in violation of California’s Proposition 65.
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26

Apr

2016

Wave of Prop 65 Warnings and BPA Lawsuits Will Create Challenges

But May Finally Spur Prop 65 Reform

Proposition 65, California’s tough, one-of-a-kind, consumer awareness statute, has been a thorn in the side of countless businesses since its passage by voters in 1986, but the State’s listing of the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) and related regulatory proposals may be the final straws for industry and consumer advocates alike. 
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8

Apr

2016

OEHHA Launches Prop 65 Warning Website

Author: Jack Schatz
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has made good on its promise to launch its Proposition 65 warning website soon after the regulation to implement its “Lead Agency Website” took effect on April 1.
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31

Mar

2016

Lead Agency Website Regulation to Take Effect Sans the Website

Author: Jack Schatz
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will not launch its new Proposition 65 warning website before the “Lead Agency Website” regulation takes effect on April 1.
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30

Mar

2016

OEHHA Amends Prop 65 Warning Reform Proposal

Revisions to warning language and supplemental text proposed by OEHHA

Author: Jack Schatz
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued proposed amendments to a number of provisions in its most recent proposed Proposition 65 Warning Regulation.
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18

Mar

2016

OEHHA Issues Emergency Regulation Proposal for BPA

Author: Jack Schatz

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed an emergency regulation under Proposition 65 to address potential exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) from canned and bottled foods and beverages.

 

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5

Feb

2016

Harris and Eleven Attorneys General Raise Preemption Concerns as House...

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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Jan

2016

AG and DA Task Force Settle Ginger Snap Cookie Litigation

Author: Jack Schatz
Snack food giant Mondelēz International, Inc., formerly Kraft Foods has agreed to settle a Proposition 65 enforcement action brought by California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, and a task force of eleven California District Attorneys and the non-profit citizen enforcement group Center for Environmental Health.
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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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22

Dec

2015

Why Industry Needs A CPSC Reporting App

In 2007, news reports that consumer products, particularly those used by children, were unsafe, defective, and not meeting industry voluntary standards sent shock waves throughout the consumer product global marketplace. The intense news coverage on these products galvanized parents, consumer and child advocates, and state and federal officials to examine the regulatory system for consumer product protection in the United States.
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Dec

2015

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

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 Issues a SUD for DINP in Roofing Membranes

Author: Jack Schatz
California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a safe use determination (SUD) for the use of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in certain roofing materials and applications.
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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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