Carcinogen Identification Committee Meeting Scheduled for November 2, 2017

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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[1] (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.

Coumarin will be considered for possible listing by the CIC at a public meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2017.  The meeting will be held in the Sierra Hearing Room at the CalEPA 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 hazard identification document entitled: “Evidence on the Carcinogenicity of Coumarin”.  The CIC will consider this document in making any listing decision on coumarin at its November 2, 2017 meeting.  In preparing this document, OEHHA issued a request for information relevant to the evidence of carcinogenicity of coumarin.  The data call-in period for coumarin opened on March 3, 2017 and closed on April 17, 2017.  OEHHA considered information received from its request for information in preparing the hazard identification document. 

Copies of the document are available from OEHHA’s web site at www.oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65.  The document 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 this document.  OEHHA must receive comments and any supporting documentation by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017.  All timely filed public comments will be provided to CIC members in advance of the meeting.  The public is also able to make oral comments at the meeting.  Public comments at the meeting will be limited to five minutes per commenter, except for those commenters who make requests by October 2, 2017 and receive approval from the Chair for longer comments.  If you would like to make public comments to the Committee exceeding five minutes, please submit a request with an estimate of the time you will need and the reason you are requesting additional time, to the Proposition 65 mailbox at P65Public.Comments@oehha.ca.gov(link sends e-mail) or call the Proposition 65 Implementation Office at (916) 445‑6900 by 5:00 p.m. on October 2, 2017.   

Comments on the hazard identification document may be submitted electronically through our website at https://oehha.ca.gov/comments.  Comments submitted in paper form can be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the address below.  

Mailing Address:

Michelle Ramirez
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010, MS-12B
Sacramento, California 95812-4010

Street Address:

1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Fax: (916) 323-2265

Comments received during the public comment period will be posted on the OEHHA website in advance of the meeting.  Electronic files submitted should not have any form of encryption because OEHHA is subject to the California Public Records Act and other laws that require the release of certain information upon request.  If you provide comments, please be aware that your name, address and e-mail may be available to third parties.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Ramirez at Michelle.Ramirez@OEHHA.ca.gov (link sends e-mail)or (916) 445-6900.