Regulatory Affairs Committee (RAC) Newsletter – Regulatory Actions – PROP 65

As highlighted in previous membership updates, the association continues to follow Proposition (PROP) 65 rulemaking, via the state’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA).

The Office recently paused final implementation for major warning, text and font  updates applicable to covered products. The announcement of the delay itself was due to statutory deadlines missed by the OEHHA (there is a 1-year timeframe to implement rules from their announcement). The mandated pause does not signal their intent to withdraw the forthcoming label requirements.

In addition to font sizes, permissible symbols and placement, the changes scheduled will require the listing of at least one chemical on the product’s label that triggered the warning requirement.

The most recent amended language may be read here. The association will keep all members apprised when OEHHA resumes the rulemaking process, and issues new timelines for industry compliance.