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 Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant (DART) Identification Committee of OEHHA's Science Advisory Board advises and assists OEHHA in compiling the list of chemicals known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity, which is mandated by Health and Safety Code Section 25249.8. The DART Identification Committee serves as the State's qualified experts for rendering an opinion whether a chemical has been clearly shown through scientifically valid testing according to generally accepted principles to cause reproductive toxicity.
On February 25, 2000, OEHHA requested information in relation to the preparation of a draft hazard identification document on metribuzin, a chemical to be considered by the DART Identification Committee for possible addition to the Proposition 65 list. The data call-in period ended on March 29, 2000. No information or data were received on metribuzin.
OEHHA requested information in relation to the preparation of draft hazard identification documents on cyclohexanol and 2,4-DP (dichloroprop) on June 22, 2001. The data call-in period for both chemicals ended on August 6, 2001. No information or data were received on cyclohexanol. Information was submitted on 2,4-DP (dichloroprop) which was considered in the preparation of its draft hazard identification document.
OEHHA has prepared the draft hazard identification documents for
metribuzin, cyclohexanol and 2,4-DP (dichloroprop) and announces
the availability of the draft documents entitled: "Evidence
on the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity of Metribuzin,"
"Evidence on the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity of
Cyclohexanol," and "Evidence on the Developmental and
Reproductive Toxicity of 2,4-DP." Copies of the draft documents
are available from the Proposition 65 Implementation Office and
may be requested by calling (916) 445-6900. The documents are also
available through the Internet at the following address: http://www.oehha.ca.gov/.
This notice marks the beginning of a 60-day public comment period.
Comments should be submitted in triplicate and directed to:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
1001 I Street, 19th floor
Sacramento, California 95814-4010
FAX (916) 323-8803
In order to be considered, comments must be postmarked (if sent by mail) or received at OEHHA (if hand-delivered or sent by fax) by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday December 4, 2001.
OEHHA will organize and index the comments received and forward the information to the DART Identification Committee members prior to the meeting at which the candidate chemicals will be considered. The next meeting of the DART Identification Committee is scheduled for Monday, December 17, 2001. The meeting will be held the California Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters Building, Coastal Hearing Room, at 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.
Follow this link to download a copy of the draft hazard identification document "Evidence on the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity of 2,4-DP" (updated 12/06/01)
Follow this link to download a copy of this notice as a PDF file