The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final risk evaluation for 1,4-dioxane pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
By December 31, 2020 U.S. EPA had finalized (or partially finalized in the case of asbestos) risk evaluations of nine of the ten initial chemicals slated for evaluation pursuant to the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act.
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has announced that it is looking at listing motor vehicle tires containing zinc as a Priority Product (PP) under DTSC's Safer Consumer Products program (SCP).
303 60-Day notices were served in December 2020. The resurgent trend of cocamide DEA notices continued.
The State of California, represented by Attorney General Xavier Becerra, filed a lawsuit against five companies that sell seafood in California.
On December 30, 2020 U.S. EPA released what it describes as its final risk evaluation for asbestos.
When the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) in 2016 adopted significantly new rules governing Proposition 65 "safe harbor" warnings, it included a provision for a limited "short-form" warning.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released draft Reference Exposure Levels (RELs) for Chromium (Trivalent) and Inorganic Water-Soluble Trivalent Chromium Compounds (Cr(III)).
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has moved to add "developmental toxicity" to its listing of Bisphenol-A (BPA) as a Prop. 65 reproductive toxicant.
Attorney General Asks Private Enforcers to Include Summaries for Confidential Information Submitted in Support of 60-Day Notices
On December 16, 2020, the Attorney General sent a letter to thirty-two law firms representing private Proposition 65 enforcers.
U.S. EPA has made n-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) the seventh existing chemical for which it has completed a final risk evaluation pursuant to the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
On December 22 U.S. EPA issued final rules placing restrictions on the manufacture, import, and use of five so-called persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals.
The 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) provide EPA with expanded authority to collect fees from chemical manufacturers and importers to help defray up to 25 percent of the costs of EPA's overall TSCA implementation efforts.
On January 3, 2020, OEHHA listed delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as a reproductive toxin. THC is one of several biologically active compounds found in the cannabis plant, which is responsible for its psychological effects.
California's expert panel for listing Proposition 65 reproductive toxicants has identified Glyphosate and three Per- and Polyfluorinated substances (PFASs) as high priority candidates for future listing as Prop. 65 reproductive toxicants, along with a number of other substances.
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued fact sheets on aloe vera and toluene.
U.S. EPA has made Trichloroethylene the fifth existing chemical for which it has completed a final risk evaluation pursuant to the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
U.S. EPA has recently announced that it is granting an industry request to extend the deadline for reporting the information required by its TSCA Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule.
U.S. EPA has issued a Supplemental Risk Analysis of the solvent 1,4-dioxane that evaluates several additional "conditions of use" not covered in the original draft assessment.
This month saw a resurgence of notices alleging the presence of coconut oil diethanolamine condensate (cocamide diethanolamine), commonly known as cocamide DEA, in various cosmetic products.