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DTSC Adds Testing Criteria For Manufacturers Using AAT Threshold to Comply With Toluene Nail Product PP

On November 14, 2022 the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced that Nail Products Containing Toluene (Toluene Nail Products) would become a Priority Product (PP) pursuant to the agency's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program with an effective date of January 1, 2023.

OEHHA Finalizes Cancer Risk Guidelines for 1-Bromopropane

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has adopted health guidelines for the cancer risk posed by inhaling 1-bromopropane (1-BP).

OEHHA Sets Water Quality Guidelines for Haloacetic Acids

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has approved its first public health goals (PHGs) for five haloacetic acids in drinking water.

Sharply Divided CIC Votes Against Listing BPA as Carcinogen

At its December 14 meeting, OEHHA's Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC), with a full panel present, voted 6-5 against listing Bisphenol A as a Proposition 65 carcinogen.

Attorney General Files New Brief in 9th Circuit Prop. 65 Glyphosate Case

California Attorney General Rob Bonta is arguing to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal that two recent developments justify overturning a lower court decision enjoining Proposition 65 actions based on exposure to the herbicide glyphosate.

First Appellate Decision on Safer Consumer Products Program is Victory for DTSC

The 5th District Court of Appeal has ruled in favor of the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) in the first appellate decision construing the agency's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

DPR Regulation Proposes New Rules for 1,3-D Use

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has proposed new rules governing the use of the widely-used pesticide 1,3-Dichloropropene (1,3-D), to address health risks to members of the public.

Nail Products Containing Toluene Listed As SCP Priority Product

The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has announced that Nail Products Containing Toluene (Toluene Nail Products) will become a Priority Product (PP) pursuant to the agency's Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

FYI Column: November 2022

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

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis — November 2022

In the month of November, there were a total of 235 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

Prop. 65 60-Day Notices Roundup and Analysis: October 2022

In the month of October, there were a total of 271 60-day notices of violation filed with the California Attorney General's office.

OEHHA's Latest Safe Harbor Proposal for Acrylamide in Cooked Foods Faces Critics

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has issued a "second modified" proposed regulation that would establish a safe harbor for levels of acrylamide in some cooked foods.

Governor Newsom Signs Bills Concerning Toxics, Hazardous Materials and Safer Consumer Products

There was a flurry of legislative activity in the final weeks of the 2021-2022 legislative session. Although there were no specific legislation concerning Proposition 65, the Governor approved several bills on toxics, hazardous materials and safer consumer products.

EPA Finalizes Revised Risk Evaluation for Methylene Chloride Under TSCA

On November 10, U.S. EPA finalized its revised risk evaluation for methylene chloride under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

9th Circuit Denies En Banc Review of Injunction Prohibiting Acrylamide Suits

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has voted against rehearing a decision by a three-judge court panel affirming a lower court decision enjoining the filing of Proposition 65 lawsuits against products containing acrylamide.

Water Pipe Manufacturer Not Liable Under Prop. 65, Appeals Court Rules

A manufacturer of a water pipe, that when used can produce marijuana smoke—a Proposition 65-listed carcinogen—does not have to place a warning on their product, the 1st District Court of Appeal has ruled.

OEHHA Proposes Listing Three New Chemicals Under Prop. 65

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed listing three new chemicals as carcinogens listing three new chemicals as carcinogens under Proposition 65—1-bromo-3-chloropropane, 1-butyl glycidyl ether and glycidyl methacrylate.

Environmental Groups ask CARB to Ban Fumigant over Climate Impacts

The Center for Biological Diversity and Californians for Pesticide Reform have petitioned the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to phase out use of the pesticide sulfuryl fluoride in California due to its contribution to climate change.

Attorney General Sues Makers of PFAS Alleging Decades of Deception

The California Attorney General has sued several manufacturers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) alleging they concealed the health and environmental dangers of the chemicals for decades and must now pay for the damage and cleanup effort.

State Must Reconsider Approval of Rodenticide, Appellate Court Rules

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) issued a flawed environmental analysis of its decision to allow continued use of the rodenticide diphacinone, a state appellate court has ruled in an unpublished opinion.