On July 15, 2009, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) received a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) asking that OEHHA initiate the process for listing bisphenol-A (BPA) as a reproductive toxicant under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 19861.

BPA appears to meet the criteria for listing as known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity under Proposition 65, based on findings of the National Toxicology Program’s Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction (NTP-CERHR, 2008).

In 2008, the NTP-CERHR published a report on BPA (NTP-CERHR, 2008). This report concludes that the chemical causes developmental toxicity at high levels of exposure, and appears to satisfy the formal identification and sufficiency of evidence criteria in the Proposition 65 regulations.

OEHHA is requesting public comment concerning whether this chemical meets the criteria set forth in the Proposition 65 regulations for authoritative bodies listings. After reviewing all comments received, OEHHA will determine whether BPA meets the regulatory criteria for administrative listing. If listing proceeds, OEHHA will publish a Notice of Intent to List and provide an additional public comment period. In order to be considered, comments must be received by OEHHA by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.

For more information or to submit a comment see the following link: Request for Relevant Information on a Chemical Being Considered for Listing by the Authoritative Bodies Mechanism: Bisphenol-A

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