Hazard Identification Materials for Fluoride and Its Salts, and Tris(1,3-Dichloro-2-Propyl) Phosphate and Carcinogen Identification Committee Meeting October 12th and 13th, 2011

Announcement of Carcinogen Identification Committee Meeting Scheduled for October 12 and 13, 2011, and Availability of Hazard Identification Materials for Fluoride and Its Salts, and Tris(1,3-Dichloro-2-Propyl) Phosphate

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 19861 (Proposition 65).  The Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) 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.

Fluoride and its salts, and tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate will be considered for possible listing by the CIC at its next meeting scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, October 12 and 13, 2011.  The two-day meeting will be held in the Sierra Hearing Room at the Cal/EPA Headquarters building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California.  The meetings will begin each day at 10:00 a.m. and will last until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday and until all business is conducted or until 5:00 p.m on Thursday.  The agenda for the two-day meeting will be provided in a future public notice published in advance of the meeting.

OEHHA announces the availability for public review of the documents entitled:  “Evidence on the Carcinogenicity of Fluoride and Its Salts” and “Evidence on the Carcinogenicity of Tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate.”  The CIC will consider these documents in making any listing decisions on these chemicals.  In preparing these hazard identification materials, OEHHA considered information received from its requests for information relevant to the evidence of carcinogenicity of fluoride and its salts and tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate.  The data call-in period for fluoride and its salts opened on October 15, 2009 and closed on December 15, 2009.  The data call-in period for tris(1,3-dichloro-2-propyl) phosphate opened on February 11, 2011 and closed on April 12, 2011.

Copies of the documents are available from OEHHA’s web site.  The documents may also be requested from OEHHA’s Proposition 65 Implementation Office by calling (916) 445-6900. 

This notice marks the beginning of a 60-day public comment period on these two documents.  OEHHA must receive comments and any supporting documentation by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2011.  We encourage you to submit comments in electronic form, rather than in paper form.  Comments transmitted by e-mail should be addressed to sam.delson@oehha.ca.gov.  Comments submitted in paper form may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the addresses below:

Mailing Address: Sam Delson
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010, MS-19B
Sacramento, California 95812-4010

Fax: (916) 323-8803

Street Address: 1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814

OEHHA will organize and index the comments received and forward the information to the CIC members prior to the meeting at which the chemicals will be considered.

Footnotes and References

1Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq.