California Agency Proposes Candidate Chemical Criteria Corrections

« California’s Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) has issued proposed amendments to its candidate chemicals identification criteria. These aim to correct or update three citations.

Two proposed modifications aim to correct “original drafting errors”. These would affect references to endocrine disrupting chemicals and substances with persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) and very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties covered by the EU candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHCs).

The correction of the endocrine disruptor reference would result in the listing of three additional substances not already captured by other candidate chemical identifying criteria, according to the DTSC.

These are:

• 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated;
• 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear; and
• 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated.

A proposed update to reflect the publication of a more recent edition of the Report on Carcinogens – as well as the proposed PBT correction – would not result in the addition of new substances to the candidate chemical list, said the DTSC.

Two substances not currently listed on the DTSC candidate chemical list have been proposed for listing as SVHCs in the EU on the grounds of vPvB properties:

• UV-327; and
• UV-350.

DCHP, a phthalate also under consideration for SVHC designation due to endocrine-disrupting properties, is already a candidate chemical in California.
Candidate chemicals listed by the agency are evaluated for potential prioritisation under the state’s Safer Consumer Products programme.
Comments on the proposed amendments will be accepted until 16 November. »

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