Section 25902 - Formally Required to Be Labeled or Identified As Causing Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity (California Code of Regulations)

§ 25902. Formally Required to Be Labeled or Identified As Causing Cancer or Reproductive Toxicity

(a) In accordance with Section 25249.8(b), of the Act, a chemical is known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity within the meaning of the Act, and shall be listed pursuant to Section 25249.8(a), of the Act, if the lead agency determines that an agency of the state or federal government has formally required the chemical to be labeled or identified as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity. In making such determination, the lead agency shall act in accordance with this section.

(b) The following definitions shall apply to this section:

(1) "agency of the state or federal government" means the United States Congress or the California State Legislature acting through legislation, any agency, department, office, officer, division, bureau, board, or commission of California state government (excluding political subdivisions thereof) or of the United States government, which has the statutory or regulatory authority to require a person or entity outside of that agency to label or identify a chemical as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity.

(2) "formally required" means that a mandatory instruction, order, condition, or similar command, has been issued in accordance with established policies and procedures of an agency of the state or federal government, to a person or legal entity outside of the agency. The action of such agency may be directed at one or more persons or legal entities and may include formal requirements of general application.

(3) "labeled" means that a warning message about the carcinogenicity or reproductive toxicity of a chemical is printed, stamped, written, or in any other manner placed upon the container in which the chemical is present or its outer or inner packaging including any material inserted with, attached to, or otherwise accompanying such chemical.

(4) "identified" means that a required message about the carcinogenicity or reproductive toxicity of the chemical is to be disclosed in any manner to a person or legal entity other than the person or legal entity who is required to make such disclosure.

(5) "as causing cancer or reproductive toxicity" means:

(A) For chemicals that cause cancer, the required label or identification uses any words or phrases intended to communicate a risk of cancer or tumors.

(B) For chemicals that cause reproductive toxicity, the required label or identification uses any words or phrases intended to communicate a risk of reproductive harm to men or women or both, or a risk of birth defects or other developmental harm.

(c) Any person may petition the lead agency to consider listing a chemical pursuant to this section. The petition shall be considered only if the petition contains sufficient information to support a determination by the lead agency that substantial evidence exists to support a finding that the chemical meets the requirements of this section.

(d) Any determination by the lead agency under this section may be rescinded or modified in light of additional evidence received by the lead agency establishing that the listing does not satisfy the definitions set forth in this section. Any such action to rescind or modify shall be done pursuant to this section.

(1. New section filed 3-1-90; operative 3-31-90 (Register 90, No. 11). 2. Amendment of subsection (a), repealer of subsection (b)(1), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsection (b)(2) filed 1-7-2003; operative 2-6-2003 (Register 2003, No. 2). 3. Change without regulatory effect renumbering title 22, section 12902 to title 27, section 25902 filed 6-18-2008 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2008, No. 25).)

Note: Authority cited: Section 25249.12, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 25249.8, Health and Safety Code.

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