This notice is brought to you by the OEHHA.
Effective December 27, 2013, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has changed the basis for the listing of carbaryl as known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).
Carbaryl was originally added to the Proposition 65 list as causing reproductive toxicity on August 7, 2009, pursuant to Labor Code Section 6382(d), which is incorporated by reference in Health and Safety Code Section 25249.8(a). Changes to certain federal regulations have affected the basis for the original listing of carbaryl as causing reproductive toxicity. OEHHA determined that carbaryl meets the criteria for listing via the “authoritative bodies” listing mechanism and is changing the basis for listing the chemical based on the identification of developmental, female and male reproductive toxicity endpoints by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The effective date of listing as known to cause reproductive toxicity for carbaryl remains unchanged: August 7, 2009.
The basis for listing carbaryl was described in a public notice published in the November 8, 2013, issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2013, No. 45-Z). The title of the notice was “Notice of Intent to Change the Basis for Listing As Known to the State of California to Cause Reproductive Toxicity: Carbaryl.” The publication of the notice initiated a public comment period that closed on December 9, 2013. No public comments were received.
For more information and the full notice please refer to the OEHHA link above. Please contact Nexreg Compliance for assistance with Propostion 65 compliance as it relates to chemical products.