California Prop 65

California Proposes TGA-Opposed Amendments to Prop 65 Warning Labels

January 14, 2015 – On January 12, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a proposed rule to Proposition 65 that would substantially change the existing regulations. The proposal would provide more specific guidance on both the content and communication methods of safe harbor warnings, including a requirement to list the actual name of 12 specific chemicals in the text of the Prop 65 warning. In addition, the proposed rule would require website reporting, and all warnings would be product-based as opposed to store-based. TGA has voiced strong opposition to previous drafts of the proposed rule. OEHHA will host a public hearing on the proposed rule on March 25 in Sacramento, CA. Comments on the rule are due April 8.

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