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State Assembly Votes to Approve Legislation to Regulate...

State Assembly Votes to Approve Legislation to Regulate...

In the waning hours before a key legislative deadline, the California Assembly passed a bill requiring the evaluation of short-chain PFASs in food contact materials (FCMs).

Monday, June 12, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (85)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (138)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OEHHA to Hold Public Hearing on Glyphosate Risk Level

OEHHA to Hold Public Hearing on Glyphosate Risk Level

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) will hold a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7 in Sacramento to hear comments on the state's proposal to set a No Significant Risk level for exposure to glyphosate, the main ingredient in the pesticide Roundup.
Monday, June 05, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (109)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OEHHA Establishes NSRL for Styrene

OEHHA Establishes NSRL for Styrene

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized a Proposition 65 No Significant Risk Level (NSRL) for styrene of 27micrograms per day (µg/day).
Friday, June 02, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (159)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OEHHA Proposes Amendments to Notice of Violation Regulations

OEHHA Proposes Amendments to Notice of Violation Regulations

The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is proposing regulatory amendments that will clarify the content required in 60-Day Notices of violation served on alleged violators of Proposition 65.
Thursday, May 25, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (36)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OEHHA to List Glyphosate

OEHHA to List Glyphosate

Agency will Move Forward After Court of Appeal Decides...

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced it will list glyphosate (CAS No. 1071-83-6) as a Proposition 65 carcinogen. The agency said the effective date of the listing will be determined following a decision from the Court of Appeal regarding a request for a stay in the pending case Monsanto v. OEHHA
Thursday, March 30, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (484)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Monsanto Challenge to Glyphosate Listing Dismissed

Monsanto Challenge to Glyphosate Listing Dismissed

Fresno Superior Court Judge Kristi Kapetan has finalized her tentative ruling against Monsanto, which allows California’s Office of Environmental Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to proceed with its proposed listing glyphosate, the active ingredient in the company’s Roundup brand of herbicides, as a chemical "known to the state of California to cause cancer" under Proposition 65.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1444)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Ferriero Settles First BPA Enforcement Actions

Ferriero Settles First BPA Enforcement Actions

Anthony Ferreiro, a prolific Proposition 65 citizen enforcer is the first to settle an enforcement action that alleges exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA).
Saturday, March 18, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (832)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Fresno Judge Tentatively Rules to Dismiss Monsanto Lawsuit

Fresno Judge Tentatively Rules to Dismiss Monsanto Lawsuit

A Fresno Superior Court Judge has issued a tentative ruling to dismiss a lawsuit filed by agrochemical and biotech giant Monsanto’s January 2016 lawsuit to block the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) proposed listing of Glyphosate (CAS No. 1071-83-6), the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide products.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1646)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

OEHHA Issues Two SUDs for Products Containing DINP

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA has approved a request for a Safe Use Determination (SUD) for diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in Phifertex® fabric used in outdoor furniture products. 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1043)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Lauren Zeise Appointed Director of OEHHA

Lauren Zeise Appointed Director of OEHHA

Lauren Zeise, 62, of Berkeley, has been appointed director of the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) at the California Environmental Protection Agency, where she has been acting director since 2015. Zeise has served in several positions since 1991, including deputy director for scientific affairs and chief and acting chief of the Reproductive and Cancer Hazard Assessment Branch.  
Tuesday, December 27, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1253)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

OEHHA Publishes Fact Sheet on BPA Reporting Requirements

California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has published a Q&A addressing the new reporting requirements under its Proposition 65 BPA safe harbor regulation.
Friday, December 16, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (976)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

DTSC Proposes Next Round of Priority Product Candidates

California's Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has called for information it needs from stakeholders to aid in the selection of new priority products under its Safe Consumer Products (SCP) program. 

Manufacturers of the priority products selected by the agency will be required to conduct an alternatives assessment and potentially find safer chemical alternatives under the SCP program regulations.

Monday, December 05, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1023)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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DTSC Proposes New Risk Assessment Regulations

Agency to Host Public Workshop

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is currently drafting regulations to add Chapter 51.3 to the California Code of Regulations, under Title 22, Division 4.5. This rulemaking proposes to require that any human health risk screening or risk assessment shall use the most protective of the three federal and state accepted toxicity criteria sources for each cancer and non-cancer contaminant of concern for any site in California. 
Friday, December 02, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (1312)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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OEHHA Files Motion to Dismiss Monsanto Lawsuit

OEHHA Files Motion to Dismiss Monsanto Lawsuit

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has filed a motion that would dismiss a declaratory relief action brought by Agrochemical and biotech giant Monsanto Corporation if granted. 

Friday, November 11, 2016/Author: Jack Schatz/Number of views (2051)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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