On January 25, 2013, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published in the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2013, No 4-Z) a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to adopt a Maximum Allowable Dose Level for bisphenol A. (Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25805). This proposed regulatory action is being taken pursuant to OEHHA’s authority under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, commonly known as Proposition 65, and codified at Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq.
Publication of the notice initiated a 45‑day public comment period that was scheduled to close on March 11, 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. OEHHA hereby extends the public comment period on this proposed amendment to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Comments should be addressed to P65Public.Comments@oehha.ca.gov with “MADL- Bisphenol A” in the subject line:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P. O. Box 4010
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
Fax No.: 916-323-2517
Inquiries concerning the action described in this notice may be directed to Monet Vela, in writing at the address given above, or by telephone at (916) 323-2517. Fran Kammerer is a back-up contact person and is available at (916) 445-4693.