This notice is brought to you by the OEHHA.
Effective January 3, 2014, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is adding emissions from high-temperature unrefined rapeseed oil to the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer for purposes of Proposition 651. The listing of emissions from high-temperature unrefined rapeseed oil is based on formal identification by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an authoritative body2 , that this mixture of chemicals causes cancer. The criteria used by OEHHA for the listing of the emissions from high-temperature unrefined rapeseed oil 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 the emissions from high-temperature unrefined rapeseed oil is included in the Notice of Intent to List published in the November 15, 2013 issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2013, No. 46-Z). As stated in the Notice of Intent to List, most commercially available rapeseed oil, commonly known as canola oil3 , is refined. This listing does not include emissions from refined rapeseed/canola oil. OEHHA received one public comment that supported the listing as described in the Notice of Intent to List.
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