Tabulating Epidemiological and Animal Data In Hazard Identification Documents for the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee

The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DART IC) of OEHHA’s1 Science Advisory Board met on November 21, 2013.  As a discussion item, the Committee identified several items of information that would be useful to the members as they review epidemiological data in the hazard identification materials prepared for the various chemicals brought before them.  The Committee reviewed a draft table for presenting epidemiological data and decided to give further thought to how OEHHA should tabulate such data.  The Committee decided to discuss this further after the public had an opportunity to comment on this table as well as a similar table for tabulating data from studies in laboratory animals.

Suggestions from the Committee and public should be provided to OEHHA.  OEHHA will compile the suggestions received and prepare revised templates of the epidemiologic and animal data tables for discussion at a future DART IC meeting. 

This notice marks the beginning of a public comment period.  OEHHA must receive comments by 5:00 p.m. on MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013.  We encourage you to submit comments in electronic form, rather than in paper form.  Comments transmitted by e-mail should be addressed to P65Public.comments@oehha.ca.gov.  Please include “DART Data Tabulations” in the subject line.  Comments submitted in paper form may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the addresses below:

Mailing Address:  Proposition 65
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010, MS-19B
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
Fax: (916) 323-2265
Street Address: 1001 I Street

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Footnotes and References

1 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, codified at Health and Safety Code, section 25249.5 et seq. (commonly known as Proposition 65).