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DTSC Oversight Board Names Inaugural Executive Officer

The new oversight body of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)—the Board of Environmental Safety—has named Swati Sharma its first executive officer.

FYI Column: May 2022

Here is this month's roundup of recent news articles of interest.

OEHHA Proposes Second Round of Changes to Cannabis, THC Safe Harbor Rule

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed a second round of amendments to its proposed safe harbor warning regulations for cannabis smoke and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC) under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Will Start Over With Short Form Warning Changes After Time Expires on Initial Effort

On May 20, 2022, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced that would allow its proposal to change its regulations on short-form Prop. 65 warnings to lapse after it ran out of time to complete the proposal.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: March 2022

In the month of March, there were a total of 244 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

DTSC Releases List of Alternatives to PFASs in Textile and Leather Treatments

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released a list of alternatives that can be used in place of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFASs) in products currently used to treat converted textile and leathers.

DTSC Proposes Adding 6PPD in Tires as a SCP Priority Product

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has formally proposed to list Motor Vehicle Tires Containing N-(1,3-Dimethylbutyl)-N'-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine (6PPD) as a Priority Product (PPs) pursuant to its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

9th Circuit Says that Prop. 65 Defendant Can Support First Amendment Claim Based on Allegations that Prop. 65 Plaintiff's Sham Claims

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has largely upheld a lower court decision in Embry v. B&G Foods North American Inc., dismissing a Proposition 65 defendant's first amendment deprivation claim.

FYI Column: April 2022

Here is this month's roundup of recent news articles of interest.

EPA Proposes First Risk Management Rule Under TSCA By Banning Ongoing Uses of Asbestos

U.S. EPA is proposing to ban ongoing uses of chrysotile asbestos—the only form of the substance currently imported into the U.S.

OEHHA Proposes Additional Changes to Short Form Warning Regulations

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued a second set of revisions to its proposal to limit the use of the "short form" alternative to the usual Proposition 65 safe harbor warning.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: February 2022

In the month of February, there were a total of 226 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

OEHHA Modifies Earlier Proposal to Establish Safe Harbor Warning for Glyphosate

Last July the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment proposed Proposition 65 "safe harbor" warning language that could be used by manufacturers and users of products containing the listed carcinogen glyphosate.

OEHHA Recommends Water Monitoring Standard for a PFAS-Class Chemical

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed a drinking water monitoring guideline for perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFHxS)—a member of the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) class of chemicals.

60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: January 2022

In the month of January 2022, there were a total of 188 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

FYI Column: March 2022

Here is a roundup of recent news articles that may be of interest to Prop. 65 Clearinghouse readers.

EPA Revises Guidelines for Making Corrections to the TSCA Inventory

U.S. EPA is phasing out its July 1980 process for requesting corrections to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory.

EPA Announces Updates to Mercury Reporting Rule

U.S.EPA has announced the release of the updated Mercury Electronic Reporting (MER) application and compliance guide for calendar year 2021 data reporting.

Legislature Makes Appointments to New Board of Environmental Safety

The Legislature has appointed two members to the new Board of Environmental Safety, which will oversee activities by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

State Water Board Floats New Chromium-6 Drinking Water Standard

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWB) has proposed setting the first-ever drinking water standard chromium-6 for, or hexavalent chromium, five years after a legal dispute led it to withdraw the same proposed standard.