This notice is brought to you by the OEHHA.



Effective January 31, 2014, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding trichloroethylene to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of Proposition 651.


The listing of trichloroethylene is based on formal identification by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), an authoritative body2, that the chemical causes reproductive toxicity (developmental and male reproductive endpoints).  The criteria used by OEHHA for the listing of chemicals under the “authoritative bodies” mechanism can be found in Title 27, Cal. Code of Regs., section 25306.


The documentation supporting OEHHA’s determination that the criteria for administrative listing have been satisfied for trichloroethylene is included in the Notice of Intent to List posted on OEHHA’s website and published in the November 29, 2013 issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2013, No. 48-Z).  OEHHA received two public comments that supported the listing that are posted with the Notice of Intent to List.



For the full notice and more information please refer to the OEHHA link above.