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Green Chemistry August 23, 2010 Public Workshop
Availabiility of Pre-Regulatory Draft Regulation for Hazard Traits and Environmental and Toxicological Endpoints

Download the pre-regulatory draft document: Green Chemistry Hazard Traits, Endpoints, And Other Relevant Data

Public Comments available (09/28/10)

Health & Safety Code section 25256.1 (SB 509, Simitian, Chapter 560, Statutes of 2008) requires the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to specify the hazard traits, environmental and toxicological end-points, and other relevant data that are to be included in the state’s Toxics Information Clearinghouse. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will use information from the clearinghouse to help identify chemicals of concern in consumer products, pursuant to Health & Safety Code section 25252.

OEHHA has developed pre-regulatory draft language that:

The pre-regulatory draft is being published today on OEHHA’s website at The draft may change substantially before the formal regulatory process begins.

OEHHA will hold a public workshop for discussion of the pre-regulatory draft. The pre-regulatory public workshop will be held on Monday, August 23, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Coastal Hearing Room at the Cal/EPA Headquarters Building at 1001 I Street in Sacramento, second floor. Note: This workshop will be webcast.

Information on how to get to the meeting facility can be found at
If you have special accommodation or language needs, or for any other questions, comments, or concerns regarding this meeting, please contact Fran Kammerer at (916) 445-4693 or send an e-mail to

An informal comment period on the pre-regulatory draft regulation commences today and ends on September 13, 2010. In order to be considered at this stage of the process, comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 13. 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

If you want to ensure that you receive future updates and notices on this regulatory process, please be sure to sign up on OEHHA’s listserv at:

For background on OEHHA’s work on Green Chemistry, go to:


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