Notice of Extension of the Public Comment Period for the Notice of Intent to List: p-Chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (Para-Chlorobenzotrifluoride, PCBTF)

On November 23, 2018, the California Environmental Protection Agency’s (CalEPA) Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) published in the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2018, No. 47-Z) a Notice of Intent to List p-chloro-α,α,α-trifluorotoluene (also known as para-chlorobenzotrifluoride, or PCBTF) as known to the state to cause cancer under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986[1].

The November 23, 2018 notice initiated a 30‑day public comment period that was scheduled to close on December 24, 2018.  OEHHA has received a request from the American Coatings Association seeking an extension of the comment period.  OEHHA hereby extends the public comment period until 5 p.m., Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Comments may be submitted electronically (preferred) through our website at  Comments submitted in paper form can be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the address below.

Mailing Address:
Julian Leichty
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010, MS-12B
Sacramento, California 95812-4010

(916) 323-2265

Street Address:
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95814

Comments received during the public comment period will be posted on the OEHHA website after the close of the comment period.  By sending us your comments you are waiving any right to privacy you may have in the information you provide.  Individual commenters should advise OEHHA when submitting documents to request redaction of home address or personal telephone numbers.  Electronic files submitted should not have any form of encryption.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Leichty at or at (916) 445‑6900.

Footnotes and References

[1] Commonly known as Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 is codified in Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq.