This notice is brought to you by the OEHHA.



The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is the lead agency for the implementation of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 19861 (Proposition 65).  The Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) advises and assists OEHHA in compiling the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer as required by Health and Safety Code section 25249.8.  The Committee serves as the State’s qualified experts for determining whether a chemical has been clearly shown through scientifically valid testing according to generally accepted principles to cause cancer.


Butyl benzyl phthalate and diisononyl phthalate will be considered for possible listing by the CIC at its next meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2013.  The meeting will be held in the Coastal Hearing Room at the Cal/EPA Headquarters building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California.  The meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will last until all business is conducted or until 5:00 p.m.  The agenda for the meeting will be provided in a future public notice published in advance of the meeting.


OEHHA announces the availability for public review of the documents entitled:  “Evidence on the Carcinogenicity of Butyl Benzyl Phthalate” and “Evidence on the Carcinogenicity of Diisononyl Phthalate.”  The CIC will consider these documents in making any listing decisions on these chemicals.  In preparing these hazard identification documents, OEHHA considered information received from its requests for information relevant to the evidence of carcinogenicity of butyl benzyl phthalate and diisononyl phthalate.  The data call-in period for butyl benzyl phthalate opened on November 23, 2012 and closed on January 22, 2013.  The data call-in period for diisononyl phthalate opened October 16, 2009 and closed on February 16, 2010.



For more information please refer to the OEHHA link above.


Assistance with ensuring your chemical/hazardous products are compliant with Prop 65 can be found by contacting Nexreg Compliance.