Carcinogen Identification Committee Meeting Scheduled for December 5, 2013
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.
Butyl benzyl phthalate and diisononyl phthalate will be considered for possible listing by the CIC at its next meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 5, 2013. The meeting will be held in the Coastal Hearing Room at the Cal/EPA Headquarters building, 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. The agenda for the 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 Butyl Benzyl Phthalate” and “Evidence on the Carcinogenicity of Diisononyl Phthalate.” The CIC will consider these documents in making any listing decisions on these chemicals. In preparing these hazard identification documents, OEHHA considered information received from its requests for information relevant to the evidence of carcinogenicity of butyl benzyl phthalate and diisononyl phthalate. The data call-in period for butyl benzyl phthalate opened on November 23, 2012 and closed on January 22, 2013. The data call-in period for diisononyl phthalate opened October 16, 2009 and closed on February 16, 2010.
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 45-day public comment period on these two documents. OEHHA must receive comments and any supporting documentation by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 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 “HID – BBP” or “HID – DINP” in the subject line. Comments submitted in paper form may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the addresses below:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010, MS-19B
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Fax: (916) 323-2265
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.
Final Meeting Agenda for the December 5th, 2013 Carcinogen Identification Committee
Thursday, December 5, 2013, 10:00 am
1001 I Street, Cal/EPA Headquarters Building Coastal Hearing Room
1. WELCOME and INTRODUCTIONS
George Alexeeff, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
2. CONSIDERATION OF CHEMICALS AS KNOWN TO THE STATE TO CAUSE CANCER
Staff presentation (Dr. Rajpal Tomar and Rose Cendak, M.S., RCHAB)
Committee discussion and decision
Butyl benzyl phthalate
Staff presentation (Dr. Jennifer Hsieh and Dr. Meng Sun, RCHAB)
Committee discussion and decision
3. UPDATE OF THE SECTION 27000 LIST OF CHEMICALS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN ADEQUATELY TESTED AS REQUIRED
Fran Kammerer, Staff Counsel, OEHHA
4. STAFF UPDATES
Chemical listings via the administrative listing mechanisms and safe harbor level development
(Cynthia Oshita, Proposition 65 Implementation, OEHHA)
Proposition 65 litigation
(Fran Kammerer, Staff Counsel, OEHHA)
5. SUMMARY OF COMMITTEE ACTIONS
* Public comments will be limited to 5 minutes per commenter, except for those commenters who made requests by December 2, 2013 and received approval from the Chair for longer comments.
1 Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq.