Release of Draft Interpretive Guideline No. 2011-001 Hand-To-Mouth Transfer of Lead Through Exposure to Consumer Products

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announces the release of a draft Interpretive Guideline.  This Interpretive Guideline provides general scientific guidance on how to estimate lead intake from the handling of consumer products in the context of Proposition 65.  It builds upon the approach developed previously by OEHHA for calculating the intake of lead from the handling of fishing tackle during recreational fishing Interpretive Guideline No. 2008-001, released March 2008. 

This notice initiates an opportunity for public review and comment on the draft guideline.  In order to be considered, OEHHA must receive comments by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011.  We encourage you to submit comments in electronic form, rather than in paper form. Comments transmitted by e-mail should be addressed to Comments submitted in paper form may be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to the addresses below:

Mailing Address:
Sam Delson
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010, MS-19B
Sacramento, California 95812-4010

Fax: (916) 323-8803

Street Address: 1001 I Street Sacramento, California 95814

Upon request, OEHHA will schedule a public workshop to provide individuals an opportunity to present oral comments on the draft Interpretive Guideline.  Requests for a public workshop must be submitted in writing no later than Friday, March 11, 2011.  The written request must be sent to OEHHA at the email or mailing address provided above.  If a public workshop is requested, a notice will be posted on the OEHHA web site at least ten days before the workshop date.

The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, codified as Health and Safety Code section 25249.5 et seq.