Amendment To Section 25805 Specific Regulatory Levels: Chemicals Causing Reproductive Toxicity Methanol – Public Hearing and Extension of Public Comment Period

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has proposed Maximum Allowable Dose Levels (MADLs) for the chemical methanol to be adopted into regulation in Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 258051. MADLs assist in determining whether warnings are required for exposures to chemicals listed as known to the state to cause reproductive toxicity, and whether discharges of listed chemicals to sources of drinking water are prohibited. A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking announcing the proposed MADLs for Methanol was published in the California Regulatory Notice Register on 16 March 2012 (Register 2012, No. 11-Z) and initiated a 45 day public comment period that was scheduled to close on 30 April 2012. OEHHA received a request from CP Kelco/Huber Engineered Materials to hold a public hearing on the proposed adoption of MADLs for methanol, which was scheduled for 7 May 2012. As a result, OEHHA have announced an extension of the public comment period on this proposed amendment. Comments will now have to be submitted by 21 May 2012. Further information is available at: Proposed MADL’s for Methanol

California’s OEHHA, 20 April 2012 ;http://www.oehha.ca.gov ;