Exposures to Listed Chemicals in Coffee Posing no Significant Risk | Proposed Adoption of New Section

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Public Comments Date: Friday, March 15, 2019 - 10:00am to Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 5:00pm

As required by Government Code section 11346.8(c), and Title 1, section 44 of the California Code of Regulations, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is providing notice of changes to the proposed regulatory action to define the scope of the proposed regulation (Title 27, California Code of Regulations, section 25704.)

The proposed regulation was originally the subject of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on June 22, 2018, in the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register No. Z-2018-0612-06), which initiated a 45-day public comment period.  Seventy-six written comments from the public were received during the comment period that ended August 30, 2018.  In addition, OEHHA heard comments at a public hearing on the proposed regulation held on August 16, 2018.   

OEHHA has modified the language of proposed section 25704 to clarify the scope of  listed chemicals covered by the proposed regulation. The date chosen is the date the public comment period begins.  This avoids any confusion that could occur if OEHHA were to list a chemical that occurs in coffee between the date of the Notice and the effective date of the regulation. The modified language is provided in underline and strikeout format below:

§ 25704.  Exposures to Listed Chemicals in Coffee Posing No Significant Risk

Exposures to listed chemicals in coffee, listed on or before March 15, 2019 as known to the state to cause cancer, that are created by and inherent in the processes of roasting coffee beans or brewing coffee do not pose a significant risk of cancer.



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