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 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. 

 OEHHA to Unveil its Prop. 65 Warning Regulation Today
 January 12, 2015
 OEHHA to Unveil its Prop. 65 Warning Regulation Today   California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) expects to formally propose its’ new Prop. 65 warning regulation later today.

 First Proposition 65 Marijuana Smoke Notices Served by New Citizen Enforcer
 December 24, 2014
 First Proposition 65 Marijuana Smoke Notices Served by New Citizen Enforcer   An enterprising new Proposition 65 citizen enforcer has served five 60-day notices on medical marijuana dispensaries alleging the dispensaries have failed to provide Proposition 65 warnings that marijuana smoke is known to the State of California to cause cancer.

 Sacramento Judge Rejects ACC’s Bid to Overturn BPA Listing
 December 23, 2014
 Sacramento Judge Rejects ACC’s Bid to Overturn BPA Listing   A Sacramento Superior Court Judge has rejected claims made in a lawsuit brought by a chemical trade association to reverse the listing of Bisphenol A (BPA) as a Proposition 65 reproductive toxicant.

 CPSC Proposes Phthalate Restriction for Childrens Products
 December 4, 2014
 CPSC Proposes Phthalate Restriction for Childrens Products  

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has drafted a proposed rule that would prohibit children’s toys and childcare articles sold in the United States from containing certain phthalates according to a report released by the Toy Industry Association (TIA). The CPSC will hold a briefing on December 5 and vote on the proposal on Dec. 17. 

 OEHHA Intends to List Drug Used to Treat MS as a Prop 65 Carcinogen
 November 26, 2014
 OEHHA Intends to List Drug Used to Treat MS as a Prop 65 Carcinogen   Mitoxantrone hydrochloride has been identified by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require specific labeling communicating the risk of cancer.  FDA developed labeling language for mitoxantrone hydrochloride in 2012.

 CIC Lists Compounds From Two Chemical Families
 November 20, 2014
 CIC Lists Compounds From Two Chemical Families   The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) yesterday listed the two groups of chemical compounds the panel considered in its meeting at CalEPA Headquarters.

 Retailer Petitions for Reconsideration of 1990 Prop 65 Chemical Listing
 November 11, 2014
 Retailer Petitions for Reconsideration of 1990 Prop 65 Chemical Listing  

A major discount retail chain has petitioned California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to reconsider its 1990 listing of a chemical by Proposition 65’s authoritative bodies listing mechanism.

 DINP Causes Male Genital Abnormalities, Study Reports
 November 5, 2014
 DINP Causes Male Genital Abnormalities, Study Reports   Male fetuses exposed to high levels of a chemical from the phthalate family commonly used in consumer products may be born with slightly altered genital development, according to a study published online last week.

 Gov. Brown Appoints Barbara Lee as New DTSC Director
 November 4, 2014
 Gov. Brown Appoints Barbara Lee as New DTSC Director   Gov. Edmund G. Brown has appointed Barbara Lee as Director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Lee served as air pollution control officer for the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District since 1996, where she was supervising air quality engineer from 1994 to 1996.

 Prop 65 Warning Labels Recommended by Toy Industry Association
 October 30, 2014
 Prop 65 Warning Labels Recommended by Toy Industry Association    The Toy Industry Association is recommending that its members include warning labels on products containing diisononyl phthalate (DINP).  The trade group notes that no “safe harbor” level for DINP has been established by California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) since the chemical was listed. 

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