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OEHHA Proposes New Changes to Proposition 65 Warning Regulations

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed another round of amendments to its Proposition 65 consumer warning regulations.

OEHHA Moves Forward On PHGs Related to Drinking Water Disinfectants

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed first-ever public health goals (PHG's) for haloacetic acids in drinking water and it has also finalized previously proposed public health goals for trihalomethanes in drinking water.

State Sets More Stringent Drinking Water Guidelines For PFAS and PFOA

The State Water Resources Control Board (SWB) has issued stricter oversight standards for the presence of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water.

OEHHA Sets New Guidelines for Hazardous Emissions from Biogas

The Office of Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued a report updating its air quality guidelines to ensure people are adequately protected from biogas emissions.

State Lists Cannabis Smoke and THC under Prop. 65

The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) within the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has voted to list cannabis smoke and Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as reproductive toxicants under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Approves Newest Changes to Prop. 65 Warning Regulations

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized its latest round of amendments to the Proposition 65 regulations to clarify who is responsible for providing consumers with product warnings.

OEHHA Issues Safe Use Determination for Styrene in Certain Bath Products

The Office of Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued a safe use determination (SUD) for a specific line of bathtubs and showers that contain the Proposition 65-listed chemical styrene.

Judge Allows First Lawsuit Over State Green Chemistry Program to Move Forward

A Fresno County judge has overruled the Department of Toxic Substances Control's initial attempt to block the first lawsuit challenging an action pursuant to the Department's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

EPA Lists Manufacturers Facing Fees to Pay for TSCA Risk Assessments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published lists of manufacturers and importers who are facing fees to pay for risk assessments of the next 20 chemicals scheduled for evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

U.S. Supreme Court Denied the Petition for Review in Berkeley Cell Phone Warning Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition to review a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which upheld the city of Berkeley's ordinance requiring cell phone companies to provide buyers with a warning on radiation exposure.

EPA Finalizes Selection of Next Chemicals for TSCA Risk Assessments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its selection of 20 chemicals that will undergo risk assessments pursuant to the 2016 revision of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

EPA Issues Revised Approach for Dealing With New Chemical Notifications Under TSCA

In addition to the risk assessments on existing chemicals covered by Section 6 of the new version of TSCA, Section 5 of the Act requires EPA to make initial assessments of the risk posed from chemicals that are proposed for use in the U.S. for the first time.

Ninth Circuit Gives Major Victory to Environmental Groups Under TSCA

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that U.S. EPA erred when it passed a rule exempting certain legacy exposures from calculating risk under the recently-amended version of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

EPA Releases Two More Draft Risk Evaluations for First Ten Chemicals under TSCA

U.S. EPA has released draft risk evaluations for Methylene Chloride and N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) pursuant to the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

OEHHA Issues Safe Use Determinations for Fungicide Chlorothalonil

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued safe use determinations (SUD's) and interpretive guidelines under Proposition 65 related to residues of the fungicide chlorothalonil on more than 50 kinds of fruits and vegetables.

Commenters Criticize SPF System Manufacturers' Claim that There is No Feasible Alternative to Their Use of Harmful Chemical

Three entities have filed comments with the Department of Toxic Substances Control arguing that manufacturers of spray polyurethane foam systems with unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (SPF Systems) have failed to support their reliance on an Abridged Alternatives Analysis (Abridged AA) pursuant to the Department's Safer Consumer Products Program (SCP Program).

DTSC Moves Forward on Plan To Look at Suspect Food Packaging Additives

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is beginning work on an initiative to investigate suspect chemicals in food packaging as part of its Safer Consumer Products Program (SCP).

Groups Urge OEHHA to Reject Listing Acetaminophen

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has delayed a meeting at which it was set to decide whether to list acetaminophen under Proposition 65.

DTSC Takes First Steps in Identifying PFAS on Textiles or Leathers as a Priority Product Under SCP Program

The Department of Toxic Substances Control is seeking public comments on a product profile that is the first step in possibly listing Perfluoroalkyl or Polyfluoroalalkyl Substances (PFAS) on Converted Textiles or Leathers as a Priority Product (PP) under its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

Cal Chamber Sues Over Prop. 65 Acrylamide Warnings

The California Chamber of Commerce has sued California's attorney general in federal court alleging that the state is violating the First Amendment of the Constitution by requiring businesses to post Proposition 65 warnings for acrylamide in food products.