Request for Public Participation on Potential Regulatory Actions

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; Health and Safety Code Section 25249.5 et seq.). OEHHA has the authority to adopt regulations and take other actions that further the purposes of Proposition 65.  These regulations can be found in Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations beginning at Section 25102.

As part of its on-going efforts to update and improve its implementing regulations, OEHHA is soliciting input and information on possible regulatory actions and the priority level for each potential action.  OEHHA is planning to schedule a workshop in the near future to discuss the next steps in its regulatory reform/update projects.

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to submit their ideas concerning the following concepts, and any others they may wish for OEHHA to consider. 

  • Alternative risk levels for chemicals in foods (25703(b))
  • Update the Naturally Occurring regulation (25501)
  • Update and streamline the Safe Use Determination process (25104)
  • Clarify regulatory provisions on averaging exposures (25701, 25721, 25801, 25821)
  • Chemicals to give priority in the development or update of Safe Harbor levels
  • Where Interpretive Guidance is needed
  • Use of data on postnatal developmental exposures

The purpose of this notice is to seek public input and information, at this early stage of the workshop planning process, on possible agenda items for the workshop. Information received will be taken into account by OEHHA as it prepares an agenda and background material for the workshop.

This notice marks the beginning of a 60-day public comment period on these potential regulatory actions.  OEHHA must receive comments and any supporting documentation by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014 in order to be considered in the workshop planning.  Additional opportunities for public input and comments will be provided. We encourage you to submit comments in electronic form, rather than in paper form. Comments transmitted by e-mail should be addressed to  Please include “Potential Regulations Workshop” in the subject line. Comments submitted in paper form may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the addresses below:

Mailing Address: Ms. Monet Vela
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010, MS-58D
Sacramento, California 95812-4010

Street Address: 1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Fax: (916) 323-2265

Link to Public Comments