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In the United States, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has recently proposed1 to amend administrative rules in chapter 333, division 16 regarding notification requirements under the Toxic Free Kids Act2. A public hearing will be held on 16 August and interested parties may comment on the proposed rules by 22 August.
The Act requires manufacturers to report the existence of high priority chemicals of concern for children’s health (HPCCCH) contained in children’s products offered for sale in Oregon, if the HPCCCH are intentionally added above the practical quantification limit (PQL), or are present as contaminants above 100 parts per million. The first reporting deadline was 1 January 2018, for all covered products sold offered for sale or sold in the state in 2017. The next reporting year is 2020.
If adopted, the reporting list of HPCCCH will be amended to 68 chemicals. The Authority proposed to add five and remove three chemicals considering the recent updates of Washington State CHCC.
Newly proposed HPCCCH
Proposed HPCCCH to be removed
Bisphenol S (80-09-1)
Triphenyl phosphate (115-86-6)
Tris(1-chloro-2-propyl) phosphate (13674-84-5)
Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (85535-84-8)
Phthalic anhydride (85-44-9)
Molybdenum and molybdenum compounds (7439-98-7)
Proposed amendments also clarified the notification requirements. Highlights of the amendments are summarised as follows:
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