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Extension of the Public Comment Period for Notice of Intent to List: Bisphenol A
[03/08/13] posted 02/21/13

Comments in Response to Notice of Intent to List: Bisphenol A

Responses to Comments in Response to Notice of Intent to List: Bisphenol A

On January 25, 2013, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s (Cal/EPA) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published a notice in the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2013, No. 4-Z) announcing its intent to list Bisphenol A as known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity (developmental endpoint) under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.1

The January 25th notice initiated a 30‑day public comment period that was scheduled to close on February 25, 2013.  OEHHA has received a request from several interested parties, including the Grocery Manufacturers Association, the California Chamber of Commerce, the California League of Food Processors, and the California Manufacturers and Technology Association, seeking an extension of the comment period to allow for the submission of scientific information for Bisphenol A.  OEHHA hereby extends the public comment period until 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 27, 2013.

We encourage you to submit comments via e-mail, rather than in paper form.  Comments transmitted by e-mail should be addressed to with “NOIL-Bisphenol A” in the subject line. Hard copy comments may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the addresses below:

Mailing Address:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010, MS-19B
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
Fax: (916) 323-8803
Street Address: 1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Comments received during the public comment period will be posted on the OEHHA web site after the close of the comment period.

If you have any questions, please contact Sam Delson at or at (916) 445‑6900.

1Commonly known as Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 is codified in Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq.

Comments in Response to Notice of Intent to List: Bisphenol A





Grace Phillips

1 page


Jeanne Rizzo, RN
President and CEO
Breast Cancer Fund

2 pages


Geoff Cullen
Vice President, Government Relations
Can Manufacturers Institute

2 pages


Mardi K. Mouthford, MPH
Executive Vice President
International Formula Council

2 pages


Emilia Lonardo, Ph.D.
VP Consumer Product Safety and Science Policy
Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)

3 pages


Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator
United States Senate

1 page


Kathleen M. Roberts
Executive Director
North American Metal Packaging Alliance, Inc. (NAMPA)

6 pages


Alexandra Whittaker, Esq.
Counsel, Government Affairs
Stephen Wieroniey
Specialist, Health, Safety and Environmental Affairs
American Coatings Association

1 page


Christian Volz
Stanley W. Landfair
McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP
On behalf of the Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group of the American Chemistry Council

31 pages


Sarah Janssen, M.D, Ph.D, MPH
Senior Scientist
Avinash Kar, JD
Staff Attorney
Natural Resources Defense Council

5 pages
Attachment (14 pages) Attachment of published references* (139 pages)

*available by request to OEHHA


Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D.
Director, Consumer Safety and Sustainability
Consumers Reports

4 pages


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