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FYI Column: January 2022

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

60-Day Notice Trends: November 2021

In the month of November, there were a total of 258 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

OEHHA Will Modify Short Form Warning Change Proposal

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is proposing changes to its January 2021proposal to largely do away with use of the popular "short form" warning as a method for complying with Proposition 65.

OEHHA Finalizes Listing of Four Proposition 65 Carcinogens

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized its listing of four chemicals as Proposition 65 carcinogens pursuant to the agency's Labor Code listing mechanism.

CIC Votes to List PFOS as a Proposition 65 Carcinogen

At its December 7 meeting the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC), the state's experts for identifying carcinogens under Proposition 65, voted to list Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) and its salts and transformation and degradation precursors (collectively "PFOS") as a Proposition 65 carcinogen.

AG and Chamber Attack Latest Tactic by CERT to Dismiss First Amendment Case on Acrylamide Warnings

The California Chamber of Commerce and California Attorney General Rob Bonta are reacting somewhat incredulously to a claim by the Proposition 65 plaintiffs' group, Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT), that a lawsuit filed by the Chamber against the State should be dismissed, because the two parties are actually in alignment with respect to their interests in undermining Prop. 65.

The FYI Column: December 2021

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

State AGs Call for Legislation on PFAS

California Attorney General Rob Bonta has joined a coalition of 19 state Attorneys General in urging Congress to pass legislation addressing contamination from per-fluoroalkyl and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

NTP Releases Results of Two New Studies

The National Toxicology Program (NTP), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has released the results of two animal studies of exposure to suspect ingredients.

60-Day Notice Trends: October 2021

In the month of October, there were a total of 255 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

OEHHA Proposes Safe Harbor Level for Pesticide 1,3-Dichloropropene

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed safe harbor levels under Proposition 65 for the pesticide 1,3-Dichloropropene (1,3-D). OEHHA listed 1,3-D as a carcinogen under Prop. 65 in 1989.

DTSC Partners With Tech Platform to Alert Consumers to Toxic Chemicals In Consumer Products

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has announced a partnership with the tech platform Clearya to alert online purchasers of personal care and other consumer products to the presence of toxic chemicals in those products.

OEHHA Releases Final Version of Latest CalEnviroScreen

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released a final version of its latest update to its CalEnviroScreen tool, which is used to determine California communities that suffer disproportionately from multiple sources of pollution.

OEHHA's Proposed Safe Harbor for Glyphosate Attacked by Both Business and Enviro Groups

In July the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment proposed a Proposition 65 safe harbor warning covering exposure to the Prop.65-listed herbicide glyphosate. The proposal has been attacked by both the business and environmental communities, albeit for different reasons.

First Victory for Defense in Roundup Personal Injury Litigation

After three straight defeats Bayer AG has obtained its first jury verdict finding that exposure to the herbicide Roundup did not cause the plaintiff's cancer.

Biden Administration Announces Coordinated Effort on PFAS

U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan has previewed a coordinated effort by eight federal agencies to combat pollution from the so-called "forever chemicals"—per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

EPA To Add Twelve Chemicals to TRI Reporting

U.S. EPA has issued a proposed rule that would add 12 chemicals to the list of chemicals subject to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.

Settlement Will Require AT&T To Remove Cable Lying at Bottom of Lake Tahoe

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) has announced that it has reached a settlement with AT&T under which the communications company will remove approximately 8 miles of lead coated cable from the bottom of Lake Tahoe.

California AG Joins Petition to Reduce Toxic Substances in Baby Foods

California Attorney General Rob Bonta has joined with the AGs of 22 other states in asking that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) establish "interim action levels" that would limit the level of four heavy metals in baby foods.

The FYI Column: November 2021

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