Earlier this month, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) announced several key modifications to the proposed amendment, which include:

  • Extended Implementation Period: The timeframe for implementing revised short-form warning content has been extended from two years to three years.
  • Reversion to Original Text: For most internet and catalog warning content, the regulations will revert to their original text.
  • Grace Period for Internet Retailers: A new provision has been introduced, giving internet retailers a 60-day grace period to update their online short-form warnings after receiving a warning or written notice about the changes. The grace period applies during the three-year implementation period.

These modifications aim to address public comments and enhance the clarity of the amendments, which were originally published in Oct. 2023. The complete regulatory text, with modifications indicated by double underline and double strikeout, is available on the OEHHA website.

OEHHA is currently soliciting comments solely on these modifications, which can be mailed, faxed or delivered in person, but preferably submitted electronically via their website. Comments on the changes must be received by OEHHA no later than June 28, 2024, the close of the written comment period. All comments will be posted on the OEHHA website after the public comment period ends.