We recently filed a story discussing a lawsuit filed in federal district court by Monsanto Corporation and several agricultural associations [see Monsanto and Farm Groups Sue to Overturn Glyphosate Listing, December 21, 2017]...
On August 30 of this year a new set of regulations governing what constitutes a "clear and reasonable warning" for Proposition 65 purposes becomes effective.
A federal court in Washington State has ruled that an insurance company could not deny a claim from its insured based on its argument that the claim was originally made in a Proposition 65 notice of intent-to-sue (60-day notice) that the insured received prior to the coverage period.
DTSC SCP Proposal on Methylene Chloride May Have Greater Significance After EPA Delays Its Own Rulemakings
In November the Department of Toxic Substances Control announced it was proposing to designate "paint or varnish strippers containing methylene chloride" as a priority product pursuant to the Department's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed a safe harbor level or no significant risk level (NSRL) for the Proposition 65 listed carcinogen bromodichloroacetic acid.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued a safe use determination (SUD) under Proposition 65 for exposure to diisononyl phthalate (DINP) in a particular brand of modular carpet tile.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued a final version of minor revisions to its regulations governing "clear and reasonable warnings" under Proposition 65.
On November 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concluded that the current standards for the size of businesses exempt from certain reporting requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) should be revised. The agency will now proceed with a rulemaking to carry out that finding.
On November 15 Monsanto Company, along with several agricultural associations, filed suit to overturn California's recent listing of the herbicide glyphosate as a carcinogen under Proposition 65. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in several herbicide brands, including Monsanto's Roundup, generally believed to be the most widely used herbicide in the world.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA) Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) has rejected adding coumarin to the list of Proposition 65 chemicals.
DTSC Proposes to Designate Paint or Varnish Strippers Containing Methylene Chloride as Priority Product
The Department of Toxic Substances Control has proposed to designate "paint or varnish strippers containing methylene chloride" as a Priority Product pursuant to the Department's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program. This will be the third product category formally proposed as a Priority Product.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA's) Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) has voted unanimously to list the pesticide chlorpyrifos as a developmental toxicant under Proposition 65. DARTIC also approved the listing of n-hexane as a male reproductive toxicant at the same meeting.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended the public comment deadline for its proposal to set safe use determinations (SUD's) for exposures to the Proposition 65-listed fungicide chlorothalonil from the consumption of certain foods.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has listed perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) as reproductive toxicants under Proposition 65.
U.S. EPA has released a discussion paper laying out its ideas for identifying candidate chemicals for risk prioritization under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The agency has also scheduled a workshop for Monday, December 11 to discuss those ideas.
The Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has issued a 60-day notice of its intent-to-sue Alex Jones' Infowars company under Proposition 65 for excessive lead content contained in dietary supplements marketed by the company.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has received a request for a safe use determination (SUD) for exposures to the Proposition 65-listed fungicide chlorothalonil in certain foods.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized its decision to list three new chemicals—N,N-Dimethylformamide, 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole and Tetrabromobisphenol A—as carcinogens under Proposition 65.
U.S. EPA has released a proposed rule that will carry out the agency's responsibility to create an inventory of activities involving mercury, as required by the new version of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
Governor Brown has signed into law the latest legislative effort designed to limit the frequency of private party Proposition 65 lawsuits. However, at least one prominent defense attorney has expressed doubt that the new legislation will have any meaningful change.