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Environment: California OEHHA Publishes Prop. 65 Q&A

Wed 30 Aug, 2017  /  by McIntyre & Lemon  /   Client Alerts

08/30/17 – The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published a Q&A for business on how to comply with the new Prop. 65 warning regulations.

California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, or, its more common name, Proposition 65 (Prop. 65), is a “right to know” law that requires manufacturers and retailers of products made or sold in California to notify California workers and consumers if any chemical “known to the State of California to cause cancer” or “birth defects or other reproductive harm” are present in their products or workplace environment.

In 2016, OEHHA issued new warning regulations to provide consumers “more specificity” about the chemical content of products sold in California. The new regulations become effective on August 30, 2018.

To assist businesses in complying with the new regulations, OEHHA recently published “Questions and Answers for Businesses,” a document providing information about the new requirements. The Q&A can be found on the OEHHA Prop. 65 website.

OEHHA, Proposition 65: Clear and Reasonable Warnings: Questions and Answers for Businesses.