Notice of Adoption Article 6: Clear and Reasonable Warnings

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On August 30, 2016, the Office of Administrative Law approved the adoption of amendments to Article 6, Clear and Reasonable Warnings, of the California Code of Regulations.  This regulatory action repeals all the regulatory provisions of Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations, Article 6 (sections 25601 et seq.), except those added via an emergency rulemaking in April 2016 related to warnings for exposures to bisphenol A in canned foods and beverages (Sections 25603.3(f) and (g)).  The action will replace the repealed sections with a new regulation divided into two new Subarticles to Article 6. The repealed and new regulations provide, among other things, methods of transmission and content of warnings deemed to be compliant with the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).

The regulation will be operative on August 30, 2018.  In the interim, businesses may comply with the regulation in effect on August 30, 2016, or the provisions of the new regulation. This will allow for a reasonable transition period for businesses to begin providing warnings under the new provisions.

The regulatory text and the supporting rulemaking documents are available below.

Questions regarding this regulatory action can be directed to Monet Vela, at monet.vela@oehha.ca.gov or (916) 323-2517; or Mario Fernandez, Staff Counsel, at mario.fernandez@oehha.ca.gov or (916) 323-2635.