The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (“OEHHA”) recently announced its priorities to develop No Significant Risk Levels (“NSRLs”) for carcinogens and Maximum Daily Acceptable Exposures (“MADLs”) for reproductive toxins listed under Proposition 65. Proposition 65 requires businesses to provide a warning before exposures to listed carcinogens and reproductive toxins. Importantly, exposures that pose
The Calfironia Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) held a hearing on September 10, 2012 for public comments to the Agency’s draft Safer Consumer Product regulations. Many of the comments expressed concern that the regulations were overbroad, provided too little time to respond, gave DTSC too much discretion, and did not afford protection of trade secrets.
The California Attorney General has issued a letter to private Proposition 65 plaintiffs concerning the scope of the “public interest release”. The AG’s main concern is that the public interest release not be overly broad. The AG wants the release to be specifically limited to the alleged violation in the notice.
The California Air Resources Board (“ARB”) will host a public workshop on August 23, 2011 on potential amendments to its regulstons on Composite Wood Products to reduce potential exposure to formaldehyde. The ARB adopted regulations that limit formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products in 2008. The regulations established formaldehyde emissions standards for hardwood plywood veneer core, hardwood
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (“C2C Institute”) is a non-profit organization that will certify products based on five categories –renewable energy, clean water, material health, social responsibility and material reutilization. The C2C uses a 5-criteria protocol to evaluate products based on methodology that was originally created by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry. The five