Announcement of the Carcinogen Identification Committee Meeting Scheduled for November 2, 2017 and Availability of Hazard Identification Materials for Coumarin

The California Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is the lead agency for the implementation of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65). The Carcinogen Identification Committee (CIC) advises and assists OEHHA in compiling the list of chemicals known to the state to cause cancer as required by Health and Safety Code section 25249.8. The Committee serves as the state’s qualified experts for determining whether a chemical has been clearly shown through scientifically valid testing according to generally accepted principles to cause cancer. Coumarin will be considered for possible listing by the CIC at a public meeting scheduled for Thursday 2 November 2017. The agenda for the meeting will be provided in a future public notice published in advance of the meeting. OEHHA announces the availability for public review of the hazard identification document entitled: “Evidence on the Carcinogenicity of Coumarin”. The CIC will consider this document in making any listing decision on coumarin at its meeting. In preparing this document, OEHHA issued a request for information relevant to the evidence of carcinogenicity of coumarin. The data call-in period for coumarin opened on 3 March 2017 and closed on 17 April 2017. OEHHA considered information received from its request for information in preparing the hazard identification document. Copies of the document are available from OEHHA’s web site at www.oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65. A 45-day public comment period on this document is now underway. OEHHA must receive comments and any supporting documentation by 5:00 p.m. on 2 October 2017. All timely filed public comments will be provided to CIC members in advance of the meeting. The public is also able to make oral comments at the meeting. Public comments at the meeting will be limited to five minutes per commenter, except for those commenters who make requests by 2 October 2017 and receive approval from the Chair for longer comments.

OEHHA, 18 August 2017 ; http://www.oehha.ca.gov