OEHHA Extends Comment Period on Pesticide Warnings

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California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has extended the

Public comment period for Proposed Amendments to Article 6 Warnings Regulations Relating to Consumer Product Exposure Warnings for Listed Chemicals in Pesticides.

OEHHA’s proposed amendments

would modify the safe-harbor warning content for on-product warnings for exposures to listed chemicals in pesticides.  These proposed amendments would provide pesticide manufacturers with content for providing warnings that are consistent with both federal requirements and Proposition 65.

The agency announced it would amend the Warning language for pesticides on April 23, and then opened a public comment period on April 27.   Requests for an extension for public comments and a request for a public hearing have demonstrated there is significant interest about the pesticide warnings.

OEHHA announced it has received a request for a public hearing and an extension of the public comment period for these proposed amendments and has scheduled a public hearing on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 10:00 A.M, in the California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters Building, Sierra Hearing Room, located at 1001 I Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, California.

OEHHA has extended the public comment period for the proposed amendments to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 5, 2018.

The pesticide warning amendments to Proposition 65’s Article 6 Warning Regulations are the most recent of a series of industry specific amendments proposed to be added to Proposition 65’s Article 6 Warning Regulations.  With only three months left until the new warning regulations take effect many in the regulated community are concerned whether they will be ready to comply with the new regulations, while OEHHA continues moving forward with its rule making proposals.

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About Jack Schatz

Jack Schatz began writing about Proposition 65 and other U.S. environmental laws in 1994. He has also written extensively about Consumer Product safety and product liability issues as well. He is the publisher and co-author of the 2013 and 2017 and upcoming 2020 editions of the Proposition 65 Handbook.He was graduated by the San Diego State School of Journalism.
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