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DTSC Proposes PFAS Treatments and Toluene Nail Products as Priority Products

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has proposed Treatments Containing PFAS for Use on Converted Textiles or Leathers (PFAS Treatments) and Nail Products Containing Toluene (Toluene Nail Products) as Priority Products (PPs) pursuant to its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

60-Day Notice Trends: July 2021

In the month of July, there were a total of 253 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

The FYI Column: October 2021

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

OEHHA Proposes Prop. 65 Safe Harbor for Acrylamide in Cooked Foods

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed acrylamide warning that could be used by manufacturers or other responsible parties ("purveyors") on cooked food products to alert consumers to the cancer risk from the chemical in their products.

Judge Recuses Herself in Prop. 65 Acrylamide Litigation

The federal judge overseeing a case claiming that requiring a Proposition 65 warning is required for products containing acrylamide violates the First Amendment has recused herself.

Cancer Experts Will Consider Listing PFOS and Its Salts at December Meeting

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has announced that its Cancer Identification Committee (CIC), which is the expert panel charged with identifying carcinogens under Proposition 65, will meet on December 6.

EPA Will Issue New Rule for PBT Chemicals And Give Extra Time to Comply With PIP (3:1) Requirements

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it intends to initiate a new rulemaking establishing requirements for five persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

OEHHA Finalizes Prop. 65 Safe Harbor Rules for Three Haloacetic Acids

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized its safe harbor regulations for exposure to dibromoacetic acid, dichloroacetic acid and trichloroacetic acid under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Tweaks Proposed Safe Harbor Rule for Cannabis Smoke and THC

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has amended its proposed rulemaking setting safe harbor warning regulations for cannabis smoke and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC) under Proposition 65.

Attempt to Require OEHHA to List Processed Meats as Prop. 65 Carcinogen Moves Forward

A lawsuit seeking to force the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to list "processed meats" as a Proposition 65 carcinogen is proceeding after OEHHA filed an answer to a petition requesting the action.

DARTIC Panel Will Consider Listing PFNA and PFDA At Its December Meeting

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has announced that its Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity Identification Committee (DARTIC), which is responsible for listing chemicals as Proposition 65 reproductive toxicants, will meet on December 14.

Third Appellate Court Upholds Trial Court Decision in Roundup Cancer Case

California's First District Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court decision awarding two users of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide glyphosate several million dollars to compensate them for their cancer caused by exposure to the pesticide.

EPA Releases Final Scope Document For D4

U.S. EPA has released the final scope document for a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation for octamethylcyclotetra-siloxane (D4). The risk evaluation is being processed at the request of manufacturers of the chemical.

EPA Releases Latest Update of TSCA Inventory

U.S. EPA has announced the availability of the latest update to the inventory of existing chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act.

EPA Releases Final Scope Documents for DIDP and DINP

U.S. EPA has released the final scope documents for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluations for diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) and diisononyl phthalate (DINP). The risk evaluations are being performed at the request of manufacturers of the two phthalates.

EPA Releases Guidance on TSCA Chemical Data Reporting Petitions

U.S. EPA has released a guidance on the two petition processes applicable to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements.

Appeals Court Clarifies Two Prop. 65 Foundational Elements

A California Court of Appeal has clarified two key definitions that underly any successful Proposition 65 case. In a so far unpublished decision that First District Court of Appeal discusses what is meant by the requirement that a Prop. 65 defendant have more than ten employees and that what constitutes a "day" of exposure to a Prop. 65 listed chemical.

OEHHA Will Hold Hearing and Extend Comment Period on Proposed Glyphosate Warning

In July the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a proposed new safe harbor warning covering exposure to the herbicide glyphosate.

OEHHA Releases Latest List and Guides on Purchasing Children's Art Supplies

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has announced its most guidelines for purchasing children's art supplies, which is required under the California Education Code section 32064 et seq.

EPA Asks Ninth Circuit to Remand 1,4-Dioxane Evaluation

U.S. EPA has asked the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to remand the agency's TSCA risk evaluation of 1,4-dioxane until it completes a new evaluation. The Court is expected to grant the remand request in Environmental Defense Fund et al. v. EPA (9th Cir. No. 21-70162).