State Water Board Suggests Stricter Monitoring of Manganese in Drinking Water
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWB) has proposed stricter drinking water monitoring guidelines for manganese.
Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis — 2022 Year in Review
In 2022, there were a total of 3,171 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office. A total of 58 plaintiffs filed notices this year.
Plaintiff Seeks U.S. Supreme Court Review in Prop. 65 Acrylamide Case
A Proposition 65 private plaintiff's group is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that upheld a lower court injunction prohibiting the filing of Prop. 65 lawsuits based on a failure to warn of a product's acrylamide content.
Air Quality Guidelines for Trimethylbenzenes are Proposed by OEHHA
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed air quality guidelines for the neurotoxic family of chemicals known as trimethylbenzenes (TMB).
Three New Chemicals Listed as Carcinogens Under Prop. 65
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized its listing of 1-bromo-3-chloropropane, 1-butyl glycidyl ether, and glycidyl methacrylate as carcinogens under Proposition 65.
State Unveils Effort to Overhaul Approach to Pesticide Use
The administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom has released a plan to transform pesticide use and management in the state—pushing for a transition away from using the most toxic pesticides and embracing a more holistic approach to the problem of pests.
Appellate Court to Decide Prop. 65 Plaintiff's Attempt to Circumvent Lead Crystal Consent Decree
The 1st District Court of Appeals is considering a trial court's dismissal of a Proposition 65 enforcement action brought by a plaintiff against a retailer of lead crystal drinkware.
Governor Newsom Makes Appointments to DTSC and DPR
On January 11, Governor Newsom announced the appointment of Katherine Butler and Alejandra Duran.
FYI Column: December 2022
Here is a roundup of recent news articles that may be of interest to Prop. 65 Clearinghouse readers.
EPA Adds 12 Chemicals to Toxics Release Inventory
On November 30, 2022 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that adds 12 chemicals to the list of chemicals subject to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.
Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: December 2022
In the month of December, there were a total of 316 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.
EPA Finalizes Revised Risk Evaluation for Four More Chemicals Under TSCA
In December U.S. EPA finalized revised risk evaluations for four chemical under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
EPA Finalizes Revised Risk Evaluation for Trichloroethylene Under TSCA
On January 9, 2023, U.S. EPA finalized its revised risk evaluation for trichloroethylene (TCE) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
DTSC Adds Testing Criteria For Manufacturers Using AAT Threshold to Comply With Toluene Nail Product PP
On November 14, 2022 the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced that Nail Products Containing Toluene (Toluene Nail Products) would become a Priority Product (PP) pursuant to the agency's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program with an effective date of January 1, 2023.
OEHHA Finalizes Cancer Risk Guidelines for 1-Bromopropane
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has adopted health guidelines for the cancer risk posed by inhaling 1-bromopropane (1-BP).
OEHHA Sets Water Quality Guidelines for Haloacetic Acids
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has approved its first public health goals (PHGs) for five haloacetic acids in drinking water.
Sharply Divided CIC Votes Against Listing BPA as Carcinogen
At its December 14 meeting, OEHHA's Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC), with a full panel present, voted 6-5 against listing Bisphenol A as a Proposition 65 carcinogen.
Attorney General Files New Brief in 9th Circuit Prop. 65 Glyphosate Case
California Attorney General Rob Bonta is arguing to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal that two recent developments justify overturning a lower court decision enjoining Proposition 65 actions based on exposure to the herbicide glyphosate.
First Appellate Decision on Safer Consumer Products Program is Victory for DTSC
The 5th District Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) in the first appellate decision construing the agency's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.
DPR Regulation Proposes New Rules for 1,3-D Use
The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has proposed new rules governing the use of the widely-used pesticide 1,3-Dichloropropene (1,3-D), to address health risks to members of the public.