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 1986 (Proposition 65). The Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) of OEHHA’s Science Advisory Board 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.
On December 21, 2007, OEHHA requested information relevant to the assessment of the evidence of carcinogenicity for N,N-dimethylformamide, a chemical to be considered by the CIC for possible addition to the Proposition 65 list. The 60-day data call-in period ended on February 18, 2008. No information or data were received on N,N-dimethylformamide. OEHHA has prepared the hazard identification materials for N,N-dimethylformamide and announces the availability of the document entitled: “Evidence on the Carcinogenicity of N,N-Dimethylformamide.”
Copies of the document is available from the Proposition 65 Implementation Office and may be requested by calling (916) 445-6900, or through the Internet at the following address: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/. This notice marks the beginning of a 60-day public comment period. It is requested, but not required, that written comments and supporting documentation be transmitted via email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org . Comments may also be delivered in triplicate in person or by courier to:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Proposition 65 Implementation
P.O. Box 4010
1001 I Street, 19th floor
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
FAX (916) 323-8803
In order to be considered, comments must be postmarked (if sent by mail) or received at OEHHA (if hand-delivered, sent by FAX, or transmitted electronically) by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, 2008.
OEHHA will organize and index the comments received and forward the information to the CIC members prior to the meeting at which the candidate chemical will be considered.
Additional Hazard Identification Materials for other chemicals proposed for review by the CIC will be made available in upcoming notices.
The next meeting of the CIC is scheduled for Wednesday, November 5, 2008. The meeting will be held at the Sacramento City Hall, City Council Chamber, 1000 I Street, Sacramento, California. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will last until all business is conducted or until 4:00 p.m. The agenda for the meeting will be provided in a future public notice published in advance of the meeting.