California Agency Releases Workshop Agenda, Extends Consultation

« California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (Oehha) has released a tentative agenda for its 19 October workshop, to discuss possible amendments to calculating safe harbour levels for reproductive toxicants .

The workshop is part of a pre-regulatory process to consider an amendment to the regulatory code. This is to stipulate that an arithmetic mean of user exposure shall be used to calculate the reasonably anticipated rates of exposure.
Comments on the agency’s draft text of this proposal will be accepted until 17 November.

In a separate announcement, the agency has extended, by two days, the deadline for providing comments, pertaining to its consideration of five substances for prioritization
Comments, submitted by 14 October, will be considered at the 9 November meeting of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (Dartic).

The meeting will include discussion on the potential prioritisation of:

• nickel;
• pentachlorophenol;
• perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA);
• perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS); and
• tetrachloroethylene. »

Workshop agenda :
Consultation extension :

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