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EPA Grants Petition to Require Testing on Health Hazard of PFAS

U.S. EPA has granted a petition requiring manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to provide the agency with data on the human and ecological risks of specified categories of PFAS.

EPA Proposes Revised TSCA Risk Evaluation for HBCD

On December 29, 2021, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced draft revisions to the previously finalized risk evaluation for the cyclic aliphatic bromide cluster (HBCD) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

EPA's Releases Draft Scope Document for Part Two of Asbestos Risk Evaluation

U.S. EPA has released a draft "scope document" for Part 2 of its required risk evaluation of asbestos pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

DARTIC Panel Lists PFNA But Not PFDA

At its December 14 meeting the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) listed perfluorononanoic acid and its salts (PFNA) as a male reproductive toxicant under Proposition 65.

NTP Report Could Lead to Three New Prop. 65 Carcinogens

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) has issued its 15th Report on Carcinogens.

Oakland Foundry Sued for Lack of Prop. 65 Warning

Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) has sued the AB&I Foundry and its parent company, McWane, Inc. for violating Proposition 65.

FYI Column: January 2022

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

60-Day Notice Trends: November 2021

In the month of November, there were a total of 258 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

OEHHA Will Modify Short Form Warning Change Proposal

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is proposing changes to its January 2021proposal to largely do away with use of the popular "short form" warning as a method for complying with Proposition 65.

OEHHA Finalizes Listing of Four Proposition 65 Carcinogens

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized its listing of four chemicals as Proposition 65 carcinogens pursuant to the agency's Labor Code listing mechanism.

CIC Votes to List PFOS as a Proposition 65 Carcinogen

At its December 7 meeting the Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC), the state's experts for identifying carcinogens under Proposition 65, voted to list Perfluorooctane Sulfonic Acid (PFOS) and its salts and transformation and degradation precursors (collectively "PFOS") as a Proposition 65 carcinogen.

AG and Chamber Attack Latest Tactic by CERT to Dismiss First Amendment Case on Acrylamide Warnings

The California Chamber of Commerce and California Attorney General Rob Bonta are reacting somewhat incredulously to a claim by the Proposition 65 plaintiffs' group, Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT), that a lawsuit filed by the Chamber against the State should be dismissed, because the two parties are actually in alignment with respect to their interests in undermining Prop. 65.

The FYI Column: December 2021

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

State AGs Call for Legislation on PFAS

California Attorney General Rob Bonta has joined a coalition of 19 state Attorneys General in urging Congress to pass legislation addressing contamination from per-fluoroalkyl and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

NTP Releases Results of Two New Studies

The National Toxicology Program (NTP), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has released the results of two animal studies of exposure to suspect ingredients.

60-Day Notice Trends: October 2021

In the month of October, there were a total of 255 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

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.