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U.S. Supreme Court Denied the Petition for Review in Berkeley Cell Phone Warning Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition to review a 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which upheld the city of Berkeley's ordinance requiring cell phone companies to provide buyers with a warning on radiation exposure.

EPA Finalizes Selection of Next Chemicals for TSCA Risk Assessments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its selection of 20 chemicals that will undergo risk assessments pursuant to the 2016 revision of the Toxic Substances Control Act.

EPA Issues Revised Approach for Dealing With New Chemical Notifications Under TSCA

In addition to the risk assessments on existing chemicals covered by Section 6 of the new version of TSCA, Section 5 of the Act requires EPA to make initial assessments of the risk posed from chemicals that are proposed for use in the U.S. for the first time.

Ninth Circuit Gives Major Victory to Environmental Groups Under TSCA

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that U.S. EPA erred when it passed a rule exempting certain legacy exposures from calculating risk under the recently-amended version of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

EPA Releases Two More Draft Risk Evaluations for First Ten Chemicals under TSCA

U.S. EPA has released draft risk evaluations for Methylene Chloride and N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) pursuant to the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

OEHHA Issues Safe Use Determinations for Fungicide Chlorothalonil

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued safe use determinations (SUD's) and interpretive guidelines under Proposition 65 related to residues of the fungicide chlorothalonil on more than 50 kinds of fruits and vegetables.

Commenters Criticize SPF System Manufacturers' Claim that There is No Feasible Alternative to Their Use of Harmful Chemical

Three entities have filed comments with the Department of Toxic Substances Control arguing that manufacturers of spray polyurethane foam systems with unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (SPF Systems) have failed to support their reliance on an Abridged Alternatives Analysis (Abridged AA) pursuant to the Department's Safer Consumer Products Program (SCP Program).

DTSC Moves Forward on Plan To Look at Suspect Food Packaging Additives

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is beginning work on an initiative to investigate suspect chemicals in food packaging as part of its Safer Consumer Products Program (SCP).

Groups Urge OEHHA to Reject Listing Acetaminophen

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has delayed a meeting at which it was set to decide whether to list acetaminophen under Proposition 65.

DTSC Takes First Steps in Identifying PFAS on Textiles or Leathers as a Priority Product Under SCP Program

The Department of Toxic Substances Control is seeking public comments on a product profile that is the first step in possibly listing Perfluoroalkyl or Polyfluoroalalkyl Substances (PFAS) on Converted Textiles or Leathers as a Priority Product (PP) under its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

Cal Chamber Sues Over Prop. 65 Acrylamide Warnings

The California Chamber of Commerce has sued California's attorney general in federal court alleging that the state is violating the First Amendment of the Constitution by requiring businesses to post Proposition 65 warnings for acrylamide in food products.

OEHHA Issues Hazard Identification Materials as it Weighs Listing Cannabis Smoke and THC under Prop. 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released hazard identification materials related to the proposed listing of cannabis (marijuana) smoke and Δ-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) under Proposition 65.

OEHHA Proposes Safe Harbor Guideline for p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (PCBTF)

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed a safe harbor level under Proposition 65 for the recently listed chemical p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (PCBTF).

OEHHA Proposes Cancer Risk Guidelines for p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (PCBTF)

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed draft guidelines for assessing the cancer risk posed by inhaling p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (PCBTF).

AG Settles With Newport Beach Company Over Excessive Levels in Nutrition Products

Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced that his office has reached a settlement with Grass Advantage, a Newport Beach seller of nutritional supplements, over allegations that the Company sold products containing lead levels in excess of Proposition 65 limits.

New Round of Revisions to OEHHA's Latest Proposed Prop 65 Warning Regulations

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed additional revisions to its regulations governing consumer product warning requirements under Proposition 65.

Ag Groups and Monsanto Ask for Summary Judgment Invalidating OEHHA's Warning Requirement for Glyphosate

A coalition of grower groups has joined Monsanto in filing a summary judgment motion to compel a federal judge to invalidate the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's (OEHHA's) requirement that manufacturers of herbicides containing the active ingredient glyphosate slap Proposition 65 warning labels on their products.

Chlorpyrifos Use In California to End on Accelerated Schedule

The California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) has announced a deal with companies that manufacture the pesticide chlorpyrifos to end sale and use of the pesticide earlier than anticipated.

SPF System Manufacturers Conclude There Is No Feasible Alternatives for Current Product Configuration

Manufacturers of spray polyurethane foam systems with unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates (MDI)(SPF Systems) have filed a joint report concluding that there is no practicable alternative to the current configuration of their products.

OEHHA Finalizes Listing of Six Chemicals under Prop. 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized the listing of six new chemicals as carcinogens under Proposition 65.