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New Prop 65 Safe Harbor Warnings for Residential Rental Properties set to go into effect this summer

By William M. Sloan, Tyler G. Welti, and Gregory S. Berlin   On March 21, 2019, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted amendments to California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (known as Proposition 65 or Prop 65) that add sections on safe harbor warnings for exposures to listed chemicals at [...]

New Prop 65 Safe Harbor Warnings for Residential Rental Properties set to go into effect this summer

By William M. Sloan, Tyler G. Welti, and Gregory S. Berlin   On March 21, 2019, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted amendments to California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (known as Proposition 65 or Prop 65) that add sections on safe harbor warnings for exposures to listed chemicals at [...]

OEHHA Proposes three new Maximum Allowable Dose Leves for Chlorpyrifos

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) today announced it proposes to establish three Proposition 65[1] Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) for exposure to chlorpyrifos by amending Section 25805(b) of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations. The proposed oral and inhalation MADLs for chlorpyrifos are both 0.58 micrograms per day, and the proposed [...]

California Legislature Moves forward chemicals in Products bills 

California legislature moves forward chemicals in products bills The $70-billion cosmetics industry has prevailed over California consumers this month by succeeding to shelve a reform bill that would ban potentially toxic ingredients from makeup, hair products, and other personal care products. The state Assembly’s Environment, Safety and Toxic Materials Committee put delayed a scheduled vote [...]

The California State Assembly Passed Bill that would Require Private party litigants to report Appeals to the California Attorney General

The California State Assembly recently passed (AB 1123) a bill that would require private party litigants in Proposition 65 enforcement actions to notify the California Attorney General (AG) of any appeals in such cases.  Currently, the law only requires plaintiffs in a Prop 65 action to provide notice to the AG 60 days in advance [...]

Congresswoman Dingell Introduces Legislation to ban PFAS Compounds in Food Containers and Cookware Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today introduced legislation to ban the use of toxic perfluorinated compounds (PFAS) in food containers and cookware. Recent attention has focused on PFAS in groundwater and the environment. The hazardous substance is frequently used to greaseproof, waterproof, and [...]

CAL EPA to Initiate Cancellation Proceedings for Chlorpyrifos

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will be initiating cancellation proceedings of chlorpyrifos.  In its press release, CalEPA states that the decision to commence cancellation proceedings “follows mounting evidence, including recent findings by the state’s independent Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants, that the pesticide causes serious [...]

CAL EPA to Initiate Cancellation Proceedings for Chlorpyrifos

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has announced that the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) will be initiating cancellation proceedings of chlorpyrifos.  In its press release, CalEPA states that the decision to commence cancellation proceedings “follows mounting evidence, including recent findings by the state’s independent Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants, that the pesticide causes serious [...]

EPA Releases Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision (PID) for Glyphosate acid and its Salts

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it has released its Proposed Interim Registration Review Decision (PID) for glyphosate acid and its various salt forms.  84 Fed. Reg. 19782.  In the PID, EPA states that it “did not identify any human health risks from exposure to any use of glyphosate” but did identify “potential risk [...]

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