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.
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.
U.S. EPA has announced the availability of the latest update to the inventory of existing chemical substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
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.
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.
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 In a so far unpublished decision that First District Court of Appeal discusses what is meant by the requirement that a Prop. 65 defendant have more than ten employees and that what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.
In July the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a proposed new safe harbor warning covering exposure to the herbicide glyphosate.
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.
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).
Ninth Circuit Stays Glyphosate First Amendment Appeal Pending Completion of OEHHA Safe Harbor Rulemaking
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed further proceedings in its consideration of the State of California's appeal of a lower court decision blocking enforcement of a Proposition 65 warning requirement of exposure to the herbicide glyphosate.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued proposed public health goals (PHGs) for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) in drinking water.
The Department of Toxic Substances Control has finalized its identification of PFAs in Carpets and Rugs as a Priority Product (PP) pursuant to its Safer Consumer Products program.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has reached a final budget deal with the Legislature, including signing legislation to overhaul the financing and governance of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).
For the second time in the last four years the 9th Circuit court of Appeals has ordered U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update its lead-based paint standards.
U.S. EPA has announced that it will require manufacturers (including importers) to provide the agency with specified health and safety data for 50 specific chemicals pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
U.S. EPA has announced that it appointed new members and a new Chair to the Toxic Substances Control Act Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC).
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is proposing a new safe harbor warning covering exposure to the herbicide glyphosate. The proposed warning can be used by anyone responsible for exposing individuals to any herbicide containing the substances and its use will be entirely voluntary.
A state appellate court has upheld the state's drinking water standard for 1,2,3-trichloropropane (123-TCP), rejecting claims that the State Water Resources Control Board failed to properly assess the rule's economic effects.
U.S. EPA has announced several policy changes it is making in its administration of risk evaluations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
The Department of Toxic Substances Control will hold three workshops on July 28 and 29 to solicit information on several chemicals found in tires that it is investigating for possible listing as Priority Products (PPs) under the agency's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.