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 ACC Opposes Disclosure of the “Dirty Dozen” in Prop 65 Warnings
 May 6, 2015
 ACC Opposes Disclosure of the “Dirty Dozen” in Prop 65 Warnings   The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has submitted comments urging California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to withdraw proposed changes to its Proposition 65 warning regulations. The trade association claims that new requirements to disclose the identities of a subset of 12 chemicals on the Proposition 65 list in product or facility warnings would “confuse consumers, increase costs and compliance burdens for business, and increase litigation.”

 CPSC & DOJ Sue Michaels Stores for Failure to Report Product Safety Hazard
 May 4, 2015
 CPSC & DOJ Sue Michaels Stores for Failure to Report Product Safety Hazard  

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have jointly announced the filing of an enforcement action lawsuit against Michael’s Stores in federal court for civil penalties and injunctive relief for violation of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

 OEHHA Announces Its Intention to Add an Herb and a Root Extract to the Proposition 65 List
 April 23, 2015
 OEHHA Announces Its Intention to Add an Herb and a Root Extract to the Proposition 65 List   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today announced it intends to list Aloe Vera, whole leave extract and Goldenseal root powder as substances known to the state to cause cancer under Proposition 65.

 Lumber Liquidators Defamation Suit Ruled a SLAPP
 April 23, 2015
 Lumber Liquidators Defamation Suit Ruled a SLAPP   California environmental advocacy group and Proposition 65 enforcer Global Community Monitor (GCM) has prevailed in its defense of a defamation cross-complaint brought by flooring giant Lumber Liquidators.

 CALEPA Chief and State AGs Object to TSCA Reform Bill
 April 13, 2015
 CALEPA Chief and State AGs Object to TSCA Reform Bill   A bipartisan Senate bill to reform the outdated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) “presents an immediate threat” to California's Safer Consumer Products Regulation according to CalEPA Secretary Matthew Rodriguez.

 Public Comment Period for Styrene Listing Proposal Extended.
 April 8, 2015
 Public Comment Period for Styrene Listing Proposal Extended.   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended the public comment period about whether styrene meets the criteria for an authoritative bodies listings under Proposition 65.

 Lawsuit Alleges High Levels of Arsenic Found in Some California Wines
 April 7, 2015
 Lawsuit Alleges High Levels of Arsenic Found in Some California Wines   A class action lawsuit alleging that some inexpensive California wines contain dangerously high levels of inorganic arsenic was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court on March 19.

 OEHHA Lists Six Triazine Pesticides and a Fragrance Agent
 March 27, 2015
 OEHHA Lists Six Triazine Pesticides and a Fragrance Agent  

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has listed six chlorinated triazine pesticides as reproductive toxicants under Proposition 65.  

 John Hopkins Study of 4-MEI Levels Outdated and Unsubstantiated, Pepsico Says
 March 17, 2015
 John Hopkins Study of 4-MEI Levels Outdated and Unsubstantiated, Pepsico Says   PepsiCo Inc. is dismissing the results of a recent study conducted by John Hopkins researchers, which claimed that the levels of caramel coloring byproduct 4-MEI contained in some of the company’s products causes “avoidable and unnecessary” cancer risk concerns. 

 Comment Period Extended for Labor Code Regulation
 March 17, 2015
    California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended the public comment period on the latest version of its proposed Labor Code Regulation by one week.  

 OAL Rejects Labor Code Regulation For Lack of Clarity
 February 25, 2015
 OAL Rejects Labor Code Regulation For Lack of Clarity   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has resubmitted a revised version of its much maligned Labor Code Regulation after the state’s Office of Administrative Law (OAL) rejected the agency’s submission because it failed to meet the state’s clarity standards for regulations.

 DART Committee to Consider BPA for Female Reproductive Toxicity at Next Meeting
 February 20, 2015
 DART Committee to Consider BPA for Female Reproductive Toxicity at Next Meeting   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today announced that the state’sDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DART-IC) will consider listing Bisphenol A (BPA) as a female reproductive toxicant at its next meeting on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

 OEHHA Reschedules Hearing on Carpet Tile SUD
 January 27, 2015
 OEHHA Reschedules Hearing on Carpet Tile SUD   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has rescheduled a public hearing on a request for a Safe Use Determination (SUD) for the use of diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in Tandus Centiva ER3® modular vinyl carpet tile.

 OEHHA to Host Public Meeting on DINP NSRL
 January 27, 2015
 OEHHA to Host Public Meeting on DINP NSRL   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended the public comment period for the agency’s proposed No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) from Feb. 17 to March 11.

 OEHHA Introduces Draft Proposition 65 Warning Regulation
 January 13, 2015
 OEHHA Introduces Draft Proposition 65 Warning Regulation   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) yesterday issued its proposed regulation to update existing regulations that govern clear and reasonable warnings under Proposition 65. 

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