California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it has selected five candidate chemicals for the consideration of the state’s Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DART-IC).
These chemicals will be discussed at the November 9, 2015 meeting of the DARTIC, the state’s qualified experts on reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Proposition 65. The DARTIC will provide OEHHA with advice on the prioritization of these chemicals for possible preparation of hazard identification materials. At a later date, OEHHA will select chemicals for preparation of hazard identification materials and announce those decisions in a separate notice.
The agency noted that no listing decisions will be made at the November 9 meeting.
Several chemicals were selected in an epidemiological data screen conducted by OEHHA in 2007.
At public meetings of the DARTIC in 2010 and 2011, the Committee endorsed re-application of this screen in future rounds of screening. For the current application of this epidemiological data screen, OEHHA re-screened chemicals that had been identified in 2007 as having relevant data but which did not have sufficient human data available at that time to pass the screen. Chemicals passing the screen were then subjected to a preliminary toxicological evaluation that follows the procedure described in the 2004 “Process for Prioritizing Chemicals for Consideration under Proposition 65 by the State’s Qualified Experts”.
The five chemicals are:
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
With its announcement OEHHA released a Prioritization: Chemicals Identified for Consultation with the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee, OEHHA 2015 which provides a summary of the available science for the five chemical candidates.
The DARTIC will consider these chemicals at its meeting on Monday, November 9, 2015. The meeting will be held in the Sierra Hearing Room at the CalEPA Headquarters building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California.
The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will last until all business is conducted or until 5:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting will be provided in a future public notice published in advance of the meeting. OEHHA will send comments received on the prioritization documents for these chemicals to DARTIC members prior to the meeting.
Those who wish to submit public comments on the five chemical candidates may submit them to:
Michelle RobinsonOffice of Environmental Health Hazard AssessmentP.O. Box 4010, MS-12BSacramento, California 95812-4010Fax: (916) 323-2265Street Address: 1001 I StreetSacramento, California 95814
Email comments should be sent to: P65Public.Comments@oehha.ca.gov