The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to list the chemicals 1-dichloro-2,2-bis(p-chlorophenyl) ethylene (DDE) and nitrobenzene as known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This action is being taken under the authoritative bodies listing mechanism.

OEHHA requested relevant information related to the possible listing of DDE and nitrobenzene in a notice published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on October 30, 2009 (Register 2009, No. 44 Z). OEHHA received no public comments.

OEHHA is committed to public participation in its implementation of Proposition 65. OEHHA wants to ensure that its regulatory decisions are based on a thorough consideration of all relevant information. OEHHA is requesting comments as to whether these two chemicals meet the criteria set forth in the Proposition 65 regulations for authoritative bodies listings. In order to be considered, comments must be received by OEHHA by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2010.

For more information or to submit a comment to the OEHHA please see the following: Notice of Intent to List DDE and Nitrobenzene

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