On February 19, 2016, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment announced that it is initiating the development of hazard identification materials on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts and on perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and its salts. Members of the public are invited to submit information as part of this data call in. This data call in period ends on April 4, 2016.
OEHHA’s announcement follows the November 2015 meeting of the Developmental and Reproductive Toxicant Identification Committee (DARTIC), at which the DARTIC members identified these same chemicals as high priority for listing. Hazard identification materials for these chemicals will be presented at future meetings of the DARTIC for consideration of listing of the chemicals.