Announcement of Chemicals Selected by OEHHA for Consideration for Listing by the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee and Request for Relevant Information on the Reproductive Toxicity Hazards of Deltamethrin and Xylene

The Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC) of California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) Science Advisory Board serves as the State’s qualified experts for rendering an opinion as to whether a chemical has been clearly shown through scientifically valid testing according to generally accepted principles to cause reproductive toxicity. The chemicals identified by the DARTIC are added to the Proposition 65 list, which must be updated annually. OEHHA has selected the following chemicals for the DARTIC’s review for possible listing under Proposition 65. OEHHA is initiating the development of hazard identification materials on these chemicals. Chemicals Selected for Preparation of Reproductive Toxicity Hazard Identification Materials Chemical CAS No. Deltamethrin 52918-63-5 Xylene 1330-20-7 OEHHA is giving the public an opportunity to provide information relevant to the assessment of the evidence of developmental and male and female reproductive toxicity for deltamethrin and xylene. The consultation is open for 60 days and will close on 20 March 2012. The information received during this data call-in period will be reviewed and considered by OEHHA as it prepares the reproductive toxicity hazard identification materials on these chemicals. Hazard identification materials are made available to the public for comment prior to the DARTIC’s consideration of the chemical for possible listing. The availability of the hazard identification materials will be announced in the California Regulatory Notice Register and on OEHHA’s website.

California’s Office of Environmental Health hazard Assessment, 29 March 2012 ;http://www.oehha.ca.gov ;