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The California Environmental Protection Agencys 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 of OEHHAs Science
Advisory Board advises and assists OEHHA in compiling the list of
chemicals known to the State to cause cancer which is mandated by
Health and Safety Code Section 25249.8.
The Committee serves as the States qualified experts for rendering
an opinion as to whether a chemical has been clearly shown, through
scientifically valid testing according to generally accepted principles,
to cause cancer.
A public meeting of this committee will be held on Thursday, October
7, 1999 in Training Room A, Elihu Harris State Building, 1515 Clay
Street, Oakland California, at 10:00 a.m. and will last until all
business has been conducted or until 5:00 p.m.
The tentative agenda for this meeting is as follows:
I. Criteria For Identifying Chemicals For Listing As "Known
To The State To Cause Cancer"
Committee discussion and decision
II. Consideration Of Chemicals Known To Cause Cancer
D. Trichloroacetic acid
III. Consideration Of Chemicals, Listed Via The
Authoritative Bodies Mechanism, For Removal From The List
A. Allyl Chloride
IV. CICs Proposal To Give Chemicals A Lower Priority For
Committee Evaluation If They Are Prescription Drugs
Note: letter from James S. Felton Ph.D., Member Prop.65
CIC added on 9/13/99.
Download a copy of Dr. Felton's
letter as a PDF file.
V. Staff Updates
Chemicals added via the administrative listing mechanism
Chemicals proposed via the administrative listing mechanism
Proposition 65 litigation and rulings
- Public Comment
VI. Summary Of Committee Actions
OEHHA is committed to public participation and external scientific
peer review in its efforts to implement Proposition 65. OEHHA
welcomes public input on any of the agenda items identified above.
Comments sent by mail, fax, or delivered in person or courier
should be sent to:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Post Office Box 4010
Sacramento, CA 95812-4010
Fax (916) 327-1097
The CICs document entitled "Criteria for Identifying
Chemicals for Listing as Known to the State to Cause Cancer"
may be obtained from Ms. Oshita or from the OEHHA
The draft documents describing the evidence on the carcinogenicity
of bis(2-chloro-1-methylethyl)ether, 1-chloro-4-nitrobenzene,
estragole and trichloroacetic acid may be obtained from Ms. Oshita
or from the OEHHA web
site. To allow adequate time for the Committee to review comments
on each of these documents, OEHHA requests that all submittals
on these four chemicals be received at its office on or before
September 14, 1999, which is the close of the 60-day comment period
(see Califoria Regulatory Notice Register,
July 16, 1999). The Committee prefers that information for
its consideration be presented in writing prior to its meetings
so that it can give due consideration to the material and so that
it can devote time at the meetings to discussions and clarifications,
rather than to extensive oral testimony. Documents on the candidates
for removal from the Proposition 65 list are also available from
Ms. Oshita or from the OEHHA
web site (see California Regulatory Notice Register, August
27, 1999). OEHHA requests that all submittals on these candidates
be received by Monday, September 27, 1999, which is the close
of the 30-day comment period.
copy of this notice as a PDF file
Download a copy of the document Criteria
for Identifying Chemicals for Listing as Known to the State
to Cause Cancer as a PDF file.
Revised on 9/22/2000! Click
to go to revised document.
Note: letter from James S. Felton Ph.D., Member Prop.65 CIC added
Download a copy of Dr. Felton's
letter as a PDF file
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print PDF files
For questions regarding Proposition 65, please contact the Cynthia
Oshita in the Proposition 65 Implementation Program
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