OEHHA announces the beginning of a 60-day public comment period on 39 chemicals, including Bisphenol A,  Coumarin and Dicloran. These chemicals will be discussed at the October 2011 meeting of the Proposition 65 Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC).  The CIC is the state’s qualified experts on carcinogenicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).  The CIC’s October meeting is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, October 12 and 13, 2011.  The CIC will provide the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) with advice on the prioritization of these 39 chemicals for possible preparation of hazard identification materials.  At a later date, OEHHA will select chemicals for preparation of hazard identification materials and announce those decisions in a separate notice.  No listing decisions will be made for these chemicals at the October 12 and 13 meetings.

To download the “Prioritization: Chemicals Identified for Consultation with the Carcinogen Identification Committee” document, or to see the list of the 39 chemicals under review, please click the above link.

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