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.
A report published by the non-profit Center For Environmental Health (CEH) says that PepsiCo continues to sell soda products containing a Proposition 65 carcinogen, despite pledging to remove the chemical from its products last year.
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has adopted it proposed Maximum Allowable Dose Level (MADL) for Benzyl Butyl Phthalate (BBP), a phthalate plasticizer.
California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has filed a regulatory notice of that the agency intends to list emissions from the combustion of coal as a carcinogen under Proposition 65.
A U.S. District Court judge has sentenced a toy importer to serve time in federal prison, in a rare case where criminal charges were brought for violations of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed two rules to reduce exposure to formaldehyde (CAS No. 50-00-0) emitted from wood products. These rules aim to ensure that composite wood products, whether produced in the United States or imported, meet the formaldehyde emission standards established by a 2010 law enacted by Congress.