On January 31st, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) proposed amendments aimed at clarifying certain provisions of the Proposition 65 warning regulations governing internet, electronic, and catalog sales.  The proposal comes in response to ongoing questions about
Continue Reading California Proposes to Clarify Prop 65 Requirements for Internet and Electronic Sales

On January 14, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a final rule aimed at clarifying the regulations governing retailer and supply chain responsibility for providing warnings under Proposition 65.  These provisions (found in Section 25600.2 of Article
Continue Reading California Finalizes Clarifications to Retailer/Supply Chain Prop 65 Warning Provisions

California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has finalized the listing of “cannabis (marijuana) smoke” and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as reproductive toxins under Proposition 65.

The listings are effective as of January 3, 2020.  Under Prop 65, enforcement of the
Continue Reading ** UPDATE ** California Adds Cannabis Smoke and THC to Prop 65 List

As of January 1, cleaning products sold in California must comply with the website disclosure requirements of the California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017.  By New Year’s Day, manufacturers (broadly defined to include retailers and distributors of
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Just in time for the holidays – and the growing season – the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted new registrations for pesticides to be used on hemp crops, including, for the first time, hemp used in the production
Continue Reading Happy Hemp-days! EPA Grants First Ever Approvals for Pesticides Used on Hemp for Consumable CBD Products

More than a quarter of pesticides used by U.S. farmers are banned in the European Union. Atrazine which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates to be the most widely used herbicide in the U.S., for instance, was banned in the
Continue Reading Transatlantic Trade Sensitivities Come to the Fore with Regulatory Divergence on Pesticides

With the signature of Governor Andrew Cuomo last Friday, October 11 (not coincidentally also the United Nations’ “International Day of the Girl”), New York became the first state to require manufacturers of tampons and other feminine hygiene products to include
Continue Reading New York Mandates First in Nation Feminine Product Ingredient Disclosure

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC) is debating its next step after what would have been the nation’s first mandatory disclosure program for cleaning product ingredients was invalidated by a state court judge on August 27th.  In the
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