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November 30, 2018 | by Staff

What All Businesses Need To Know About California’s New Prop 65 Rules

California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, known as Proposition 65, was enacted in 1986 after being approved by voter referendum. Through warnings and labeling requirements, the law requires businesses to inform consumers about exposure to certain chemicals.

In August 2018, the state implemented updated regulations for what constitutes a clear and reasonable warning. In a recent presentation to the American Copper Policy Council, the law firm Kelley Drye discussed the basics of the law, the changes made to the warning system, and general enforcement of its provisions. MSCI is grateful to Kelley Drye for granting permission to post this presentation for its members.

Click here to access the presentation.

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment administers Proposition 65, but the state attorney general, district attorneys, and city attorneys enforce it. Businesses with specific questions about the new rules can contact OEHHA’s Proposition 65 program at P65.Questions@oehha.ca.gov or at (916) 445-6900.