Extension of Comment Period - Request for Information on Chemicals to be Considered by the CIC: Statins

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On February 21, 2003, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published a notice in the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 03, No. 8) soliciting information which may be relevant to the evaluation of carcinogenicity of the chemicals identified below. These chemicals will be considered at a future date by the Carcinogen Identification Committee for possible listing within the context of the Proposition 65.

Atorvastatin calcium 134523-03-8
Cerivastatin sodium 143201-11-0
Fluvastatin sodium 93957-55-2
Lovastatin* 75330-75-5
Pravastatin sodium 81131-70-6
Simvastatin 79902-63-9

The comment period as announced on February 21, 2002 was to close on April 22, 2003. OEHHA has received requests from interested parties that an extension of the comment period be provided to allow for the submittal of complete and relevant information. OEHHA hereby extends the public comment period to 5 p.m., Monday June 23, 2003 for these chemicals. Interested parties or members of the public wishing to provide information relevant to the assessment of carcinogenicity for these chemicals should forward such information including, but not limited to, cancer bioassays, cancer epidemiological studies, genotoxicity testing, pharmacokinetics, biomarkers, effects on biochemical and physiological processes in humans, and clinical histopathologic information exclusive of that related to muscle damage, to the address given below. Relevant information on these chemicals should be sent in triplicate by mail or fax to:

the Proposition 65 Office
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Proposition 65 Implementation
P.O. Box 4010
1001 I Street, 19th floor
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
FAX: (916) 323-8803 Telephone: (916) 445-6900

In order to be considered, the relevant information must be postmarked (if sent by mail) or received at OEHHA (if delivered in person or sent by FAX) by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 23, 2003.

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