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EPA Releases Ideas for Identifying Candidates for TSCA Prioritization

U.S. EPA has released a discussion paper laying out its ideas for identifying candidate chemicals for risk prioritization under the Toxic Substances Control Act. The agency has also scheduled a workshop for Monday, December 11 to discuss those ideas.

Prop. 65 Notice Targets Alex Jones and Infowars

The Oakland-based Center for Environmental Health (CEH) has issued a 60-day notice of its intent-to-sue Alex Jones' Infowars company under Proposition 65 for excessive lead content contained in dietary supplements marketed by the company.

Syngenta Asks OEHHA for Safe Use Determinations for Chlorothalonil

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has received a request for a safe use determination (SUD) for exposures to the Proposition 65-listed fungicide chlorothalonil in certain foods.

OEHHA Adds Three New Chemicals to the Prop. 65 List

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized its decision to list three new chemicals—N,N-Dimethylformamide, 2-Mercaptobenzothiazole and Tetrabromobisphenol A—as carcinogens under Proposition 65.

EPA Issues Proposed Rule Covering Reporting Requirements for Mercury Inventory Under TSCA

U.S. EPA has released a proposed rule that will carry out the agency's responsibility to create an inventory of activities involving mercury, as required by the new version of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Doubts Expressed Regarding Impact of Latest Prop. 65 Legislation

Governor Brown has signed into law the latest legislative effort designed to limit the frequency of private party Proposition 65 lawsuits. However, at least one prominent defense attorney has expressed doubt that the new legislation will have any meaningful change.

Governor Brown Signs Cleaning Products Labeling Law

On October 15 California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 258—The Cleaning Product Right-to-Know Act of 2017. The bill will require manufacturers of hundreds of cleaning products used in California to disclose the presence in the product of any of hundreds of different hazardous and toxic ingredients.

Brown Signs Prop. 65 Bill on Certificates of Merit Into Law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that will increase the scrutiny on private parties bringing enforcement actions under Proposition 65. AB 1583, authored by Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), change the rules governing certificates of merit.

OEHHA Extends Comment Deadline for Chlorpyrifos Hazard Identification Materials

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has extended the deadline for submitting public comments on the hazard identification materials it has released as part of its proposed listing of the pesticide chlorpyrifos under Proposition 65.

DTSC Begins Work on Next Version of SCP Priority Product Work Plan

The Department of Toxic Substances Control is seeking comments on what product categories should be included in its 2018-2020 Priority Product Work Plan under the Department's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program. The revised Work Plan is intended to describe the product categories that the Department will evaluate for possible identification as priority products during the next three years.

DTSC Will Hold Workshop to Discuss Designating Lead-Acid Batteries as a Priority Product

The Department of Toxic Substances Control will hold a workshop on to discuss the possibility of adding lead-acid batteries to the list of Priority Products under the Safer Consumer Products Program.

Bill Changing Rules on Prop. 65 Certificates of Merit Awaits Governor's Signature

A bill aimed at increasing the scrutiny on private parties bringing Proposition 65 enforcement actions has cleared the Legislature and is awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature.

OEHHA Proposes Prop. 65 Listing and Safe Harbor Level for Vinylidene Chloride

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed listing vinylidene chloride under Proposition 65 and has simultaneously released a proposed safe harbor level for the chemical.

OEHHA Issues Revised and Additional Material for Proposed Chlorpyrifos and n-Hexane Listings

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released an updated list of references for the chlorpyrifos hazard identification material (HIM) that its Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) will use as it considers whether to list the chemical under Proposition 65.

OEHHA to Weigh Listing Chlorpyrifos, N-Hexane and Coumarin under Prop. 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA's) Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) has proposed adding chlorpyrifos and n-hexane to the Proposition 65 list of regulated chemicals and its Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) has proposed adding coumarin.

Department of Pesticide Regulation Increases Scrutiny on Chlorpyrifos

In the wake of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to allow continued use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has signaled it may tighten regulation of the neurotoxic pesticide.

Food Companies Facing September 30 Deadline for Warnings on Furfuryl Alcohol

Intertek, a leading testing and quality assurance company, is alerting manufacturers of food products to a September 30 compliance deadline for placing warnings on any product containing furfuryl alcohol under California's Proposition 65.

EPA Finalizes TSCA Inventory Reset Rule

On August 11, 2017, U.S. EPA published the final version of its so-called "inventory reset" rule in the August 11, Federal Register under the recently enacted revision of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

EU On the Way to First Restrictions on Acrylamide in Food

The European Union has taken the first step in eventually ordering the reduction of the presence of the chemical acrylamide in foods. According to the internet media platform Euractive, representatives of the EU's 28 member states voted on July 19 in favor of a European Commission proposal to reduce the presence of the carcinogen normally found in fried or roasted foods, such as French fries, potato chips, bread, biscuits, or coffee.

EPA Says It Has Eliminated Excess Backlog Under TSCA New Chemical Review Program

In an August 8 press release U.S. EPA says that it has eliminated a backlog of pending reviews under the TSCA Section 5 program that existed at the time of the enactment of last year's revision of the Act.