Extension of Comment Period - Notice of Intent to List: Parathion, Malathion, Glyphosate
On September 4, 2015, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s (CalEPA) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published a notice in the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2015, No. 36-Z) announcing its intent to list parathion, malathion and glyphosate as known to the state to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
The September 4 notice initiated a 30‑day public comment period that was scheduled to close on October 5, 2015. OEHHA has received a request from the Monsanto Company, the Joint Glyphosate Task Force, and the Agricultural Council of California seeking an extension of the comment period for glyphosate. The Agricultural Council of California also requested an extension of the comment periods for parathion and malathion. OEHHA hereby extends the public comment period for these three substances until 5 p.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2015.
We encourage you to submit comments via e-mail, rather than in paper form. Comments transmitted by e-mail should be addressed to P65Public.Comments@oehha.ca.gov with “Parathion”, “Malathion” and/or “Glyphosate” in the subject line. Hard copy comments may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the addresses below:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010, MS-12B
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
Fax: (916) 323-2265
 Commonly known as Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 is codified in Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq.