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OEHHA Proposes Safe Harbor Level for Pesticide 1,3-Dichloropropene

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed safe harbor levels under Proposition 65 for the pesticide 1,3-Dichloropropene (1,3-D). OEHHA listed 1,3-D as a carcinogen under Prop. 65 in 1989.

DTSC Partners With Tech Platform to Alert Consumers to Toxic Chemicals In Consumer Products

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has announced a partnership with the tech platform Clearya to alert online purchasers of personal care and other consumer products to the presence of toxic chemicals in those products.

OEHHA Releases Final Version of Latest CalEnviroScreen

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released a final version of its latest update to its CalEnviroScreen tool, which is used to determine California communities that suffer disproportionately from multiple sources of pollution.

OEHHA's Proposed Safe Harbor for Glyphosate Attacked by Both Business and Enviro Groups

In July the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment proposed a Proposition 65 safe harbor warning covering exposure to the Prop.65-listed herbicide glyphosate. The proposal has been attacked by both the business and environmental communities, albeit for different reasons.

First Victory for Defense in Roundup Personal Injury Litigation

After three straight defeats Bayer AG has obtained its first jury verdict finding that exposure to the herbicide Roundup did not cause the plaintiff's cancer.

Biden Administration Announces Coordinated Effort on PFAS

U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan has previewed a coordinated effort by eight federal agencies to combat pollution from the so-called "forever chemicals"—per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

EPA To Add Twelve Chemicals to TRI Reporting

U.S. EPA has issued a proposed rule that would add 12 chemicals to the list of chemicals subject to Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.

Settlement Will Require AT&T To Remove Cable Lying at Bottom of Lake Tahoe

The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance (CSPA) has announced that it has reached a settlement with AT&T under which the communications company will remove approximately 8 miles of lead coated cable from the bottom of Lake Tahoe.

California AG Joins Petition to Reduce Toxic Substances in Baby Foods

California Attorney General Rob Bonta has joined with the AGs of 22 other states in asking that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) establish "interim action levels" that would limit the level of four heavy metals in baby foods.

The FYI Column: November 2021

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

60-Day Notice Trends: August 2021

There were a total of 335 60-day notices of violation in August filed with the California Attorney General's office.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Trends: September 2021

In September, there were a total of 249 60-day notices of violations filed with the California Attorney General's office.

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.