Toxic inventory clearinghouse document released

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Aug. 13, 2010 Share this on FacebookTweet thisEmail this to a friend

Cal EPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has released its pre-regulatory draft regulations for implementation of SB 509 (Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto), the Toxic Clearinghouse portion of the Green Chemistry law signed in 2008.  Here is a link to that language:  www.oehha.ca.gov/multimedia/green/pdf/081110prereghazard.pdf

OEHHA’s document, titled “Green Chemistry Hazard Traits, End Points, and Other Relevant Data”

  • identifies and defines the hazard traits;
  • lists general categories of endpoints and other relevant data for each toxicological and environmental hazard trait;
  • provides general methods for determining whether or not a chemical has a toxicological hazard trait; and
  • provides specific methods for determining whether or not a chemical has carcinogenicity, developmental toxicity or reproductive toxicity hazard traits

An informal comment period commenced on August 10th and ends on September 13th, 2010. All submissions should be directed to:

    Fran Kammerer

    Staff Counsel
    Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
    1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812

    Or via e-mail to fkammerer@oehha.ca.gov

In addition, OEHHA will hold a workshop on Monday, August 23rd, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Klamath Room at the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building, 1001 I Street in Sacramento, second floor. This workshop will not be webcast.

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