California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced that it is “soliciting input and information on possible regulatory actions and the priority level for each potential action” for seven potential regulatory projects it plans to undertake.
The agency said it is planning to schedule a workshop in the near future to “discuss the next steps in its regulatory reform/update projects.”
OEHHA is encouraging stakeholders and stakeholder organizations to submit their ideas and suggestions on possible regulatory actions in the seven specific areas, including:
● Alternative risk levels for chemicals in foods (25703(b)
● Update the Naturally Occurring regulation (25501)
● Update and streamline the Safe Use Determination process (25104)
● Clarify regulatory provisions on averaging exposures (25701, 25721, 25801, 25821)
● Chemicals to give priority in the development or update of Safe Harbor levels
● Where Interpretive Guidance is needed
● Use of data on postnatal developmental exposures
Some of the proposed actions, such as a revision to the Safe Use Determination process seek to revise actions that have already been taken previously.
Others, such as a prioritization scheme for the development of Safe Harbor Levels may create a separate process outside the agency’s established prioritization process for listing chemicals.
The agency is seeking public comments on the potential regulatory actions through November 17, 2014 in order to be considered in the workshop planning. Additional opportunities for public input and comments will be provided at a later date.
Comments via e-mail should be addressed to P65Public.Comments@oehha.ca.gov. Please include “Potential Regulations Workshop” in the subject line. Comments submitted in paper form may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to:
Ms. Monet Vela
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010, MS-58D
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Fax: (916) 323-2265