District Court Enjoins Enforcement of Prop. 65 Acrylamide SuitsDistrict Court Enjoins Enforcement of Prop. 65 Acrylamide Suits
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has issued a preliminary injunction against the filing of any new Proposition 65 lawsuit based on the failure to provide a warning that a product contains acrylamide.
On January 25, a Fresno County Superior Court judge ruled in American Chemistry Council. v. California Department of Toxic Substances Control that the Department of Toxic Substances Control failed to adequately comply with CEQA in its listing of spray polyurethane foam systems with unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (known as SPF Systems) as a Priority Product under the Department of Toxic Substances Control's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.
OEHHA's proposal to largely do away with the option of using a short-form warning to comply with Proposition 65 was vigorously attacked by business interests at a March 11 hearing.
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has remanded a final rule adopted by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) back to the Commission for a fix of two procedural errors involved in the rulemaking process.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released a notice of Proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would make several changes in the federal Hazardous Communications Standard (HCS).
On February 3 U.S. EPA announced the availability of the latest update to the TSCA Inventory.
The State Water Resources Control Board's (SWB's) Division of Drinking Water has requested the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) develop water quality monitoring recommendations for four cyanotoxins responsible for harmful algal blooms.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has released a draft of its update to its EnviroScreen tool used to determine California communities that suffer disproportionately from multiple sources of pollution.
The California Attorney General has filed the state's opening brief in its Ninth Circuit appeal of a U.S. District Court decision finding that a Proposition 65 warning requirement for products containing glyphosate violates the First Amendment.
State and local prosecutors have reached a $4.1 million settlement with Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a metal recycling company, for alleged hazardous waste violations at its West Oakland facility.
The State Water Resources Control Board (SWB) has proposed drinking water monitoring standards for perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS)—a toxic chemical that is part of the wider group of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that regulators have targeted for cleanup.
The Department of Toxic Substances Control has released a draft of its 2021-2023 Priority Product Work Plan that is the first step in identifying consumer products that it is considering naming as Priority Products (PPs) under the agency's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) Program.
OEHHA Will Require Additional Prop. 65 Warnings for Internet and Catalog Sales of Alcoholic Beverages
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has finalized changes to its regulations governing what constitutes a "clear and reasonable warning" under Proposition 65 in the case of an online or catalog sale of alcoholic beverages.
Congress has adopted a new standard for the flammability of upholstered furniture that mimics California's 2013 version.
A recent congressional report found that many of the products made by the country's largest commercial baby food manufacturers contain significant levels of toxic heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury.
For two decades, Prop. 65 enforcers have been targeting lead and cadmium present in chocolate.
On January 27 the California Supreme Court rejected a request for an order "depublishing" an appellate court decision in ACC v. OEHHA upholding the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA's) listing of Bisphenol A (BPA) as a developmental reproductive toxicant.
For the second time U.S. EPA has used Section 4 of the 2016 amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to obtain data from manufacturers of chemicals undergoing risk evaluations under the Act.
U.S. EPA has issued a final risk evaluation for C.I. Pigment Violet 29 (PV 29) pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is planning to create a temporary permitting program to deal with the disposal of treated wood waste (TWW) after the existing legal framework for handling the material expired at the new year.