California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is moving forward with a regulatory proposal that purports to clarify the procedure for listing chemicals by Proposition 65’s controversial Labor Code Mechanism.
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment last week announced it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the California Dept. of Food and Agriculture regarding its role in the regulation of Proposition 65 chemicals in foods.
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment on Feb. 5 published a Proposition 65 Fact Sheet for Tenants, to answer question raised by Proposition 65 warnings posted in residential and commercial rental properties.
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it has listed trichloroethylene (TCE) (CAS No. 79-01-6) as a reproductive toxicant under Proposition 65, despite opposition by the Halogenated Solvent Industry Alliance.
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has announced the appointment of 15 members to its 2014 Green Ribbon Science Panel. The appointments include reappointed members from the first panel as well as new members. Green Ribbon Science Panel members include experts on public and environmental health as well as chemicals policy, law, and engineering, and are drawn from academia, NGOs, industry, and government. The Panel advises DTSC on green chemistry and chemicals policy issues, including implementation of the Safer Consumer Products regulations.
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it has added "emissions from high-temperature unrefined rapeseed oil" to the Proposition 65 carcinogen list by the Prop. 65 authoritative bodies’ mechanism.
Gov. Jerry Brown, on Saturday signed a bill reforming Proposition 65 into law. AB 227, which allows restaurants, bars and parking garages to avoid costly litigation by posting warning signs within 14 days of receiving a notice of violation will take effect on Jan. 1, 2014. Alleged violators taking advantage of the 14-day grace period will pay a $500 fine.
Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s (D-Glendale) legislation to reform Proposition 65 and protect small businesses from “drive-by” lawsuits was unanimously passed by the state Assembly yesterday on a 75-0 vote, after passing 37-0 in the state Senate on Tuesday. The measure now goes to the Governor.
Today the California Office of Administrative Law approved the Safer Consumer Products Regulation, which is set to take effect in October. After five years and ten revisions, with lots of controversy and finger-pointing along the way, California's Green Chemistry Law is finally here.
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and eight other Attorneys General have sent a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) strongly objecting to the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S.1009) in its current form.
A tentative ruling by a California Superior Court Judge has determined that fruit juices, baby food, fruit cocktail and other packaged fruit and vegetable products sold by Gerber, Beech-Nut, Del Monte, Dole, and 12 other food manufacturers do not have to carry Proposition 65 warnings.