The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) intends to list the chemicals diclofop-methyl and epoxiconazole as known to the State to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. This action is being taken under the authoritative bodies listing mechanism.

OEHHA requested information relevant to the possible listing of diclofop-methyl and epoxiconazole in a notice published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on November 13, 2009 (Register 2009, No. 46 Z). OEHHA received no public comments.

Diclofop-methyl and epoxiconazole each meet the criteria for listing as known to the State to cause cancer under Proposition 65, based on findings of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA 2000; U.S. EPA, 2001).

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 8, 2010.

Additional information is available here: Notice of Intent to List Diclofop-Methyl and Epoxiconazole

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