The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65 or the Act), which is codified as Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq., requires the Governor to publish, and update at least annually, a list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. The Act describes the mechanisms for administratively listing chemicals as known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity (Health and Safety Code section 25249.8).
On March 13, 2009, OEHHA published a notice in the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 09, No. 11-Z) soliciting information which may be relevant to the evaluation of 4‑methylimidazole under consideration for possible listing within the context of the Proposition 65 administrative listing regulatory criteria in Title 27 of the California Code of Regulations section 25306 (formerly Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations section 12306.)
The publication of the notice initiated a 30‑day public comment period which would have closed on April 13, 2009. OEHHA has received a request from an interested party seeking an extension of the comment period to allow for the submission of complete and relevant scientific information for 4‑methylimidazole. OEHHA hereby extends the public comment period for 4‑methylimidazole to 5 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2009.
Written comments on 4‑methylimidazole, along with supporting information, may be submitted to:
Ms. Cynthia Oshita
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Street Address: 1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4010
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
Fax No.: (916) 323-8803 Telephone: (916) 445-6900
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments may also be delivered in person or by courier to the above address. It is requested that hard-copy comments be submitted in triplicate. In order to be considered, comments must be received at OEHHA by 5 p.m., Friday, May 29, 2009.