Public Hearing Title 27, California Code of Regulations Proposed Repeal of Article 6 and Adoption of New Article 6 - Clear and Reasonable Warnings

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposes to repeal the current Article 6 regulation and adopt a new regulation in Article 6 in Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations. The January 16, 2015 regulatory proposal to repeal and adopt Article 6 was withdrawn on November 27, 2015 to allow sufficient time for public comment regarding modifications to the proposed regulatory language. This proposal replaces the January 16, 2015 proposed regulatory action. This proposal takes into account all comments received on the earlier proposal.

These new regulations would further the “right-to-know” purposes of the statute and provide more specific guidance on the content of safe harbor warnings for a variety of exposure situations, and corresponding methods for providing those warnings. The proposed regulations would also add a specific section to the regulations addressing the relative responsibilities for providing warnings for businesses in the chain of commerce versus retail sellers of a given product.

PUBLIC PROCEEDINGS

Public Hearing

A public hearing will be held on January 13, 2016, at which time any person may present statements or arguments orally or in writing relevant to the action described in this notice. The public hearing will commence at 10:00 a.m. in the Coastal Hearing Room, California Environmental Protection Agency Building, 1001 I Street, 2nd Floor, Sacramento, California and will last until 12:00 noon.

Written Comment Period

Any written comments concerning this proposed regulatory action, regardless of the form or method of transmission, must be received by OEHHA by 5:00 p.m. on January 22, 2016, the designated close of the written comment period. All comments will be posted on the OEHHA website at the close of the public comment period.

The public is encouraged to submit written information via e-mail, rather than in paper form. Send e-mail comments to P65Public.Comments@oehha.ca.gov (link sends e-mail). Please include “Clear and Reasonable Warning Regulations” in the subject line. Hard-copy comments may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the appropriate address below.

Monet Vela
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P. O. Box 4010
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
Telephone: 916-323-2517
Fax: 916-323-2610
E-mail: P65Public.Comments@oehha.ca.gov (link sends e-mail)

Please be aware that 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.

CONTACT

Inquiries concerning the proposed Proposition 65 regulation described in this notice may be directed to Monet Vela at (916) 323-2517, or by e-mail at monet.vela@oehha.ca.gov (link sends e-mail), or by mail to OEHHA, P.O. Box 4010, Sacramento, California 95812-4010. Mario Fernandez is a back-up contact person for inquiries concerning processing of this action and is available at (916) 323-2635 or mario.fernandez@oehha.ca.gov (link sends e-mail).

AUTHORITY

Health and Safety Code section 25249.12 and Health and Safety Code section 25249.8(a).

REFERENCE

Health and Safety Code sections 25249.5, 25249.6, 25249.8(a), 25249.10, 25249.11 and 25249.12

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