CalChamber-Led Coalitions Speak Out

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The California Chamber of Commerce is leading coalitions on the following issues. More information is available at www.calchamber.com.

Lead Standard

A preliminary state proposal to drastically reduce a 25-year-old safe harbor standard for lead in consumer products has no scientific basis and is likely to lead to unnecessary warnings, the CalChamber and an 82-member coalition are arguing.

The broad-based coalition has been actively engaged in the pre-regulatory process at the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and includes California-based and national organizations that represent nearly every major business sector that would be affected directly by the OEHHA proposal.

Proposition 65

The state Department of Justice (DOJ) has proposed amendments that would affect settlement terms for enforcement actions filed by private parties under Proposition 65.

The amendments are well-intended, but likely will increase the cost of settlements.

The CalChamber is leading a coalition of nearly 200 California-based and national organizations and businesses of varying sizes that, collectively, represent nearly every major business sector on which the DOJ-proposed amendments would have a direct impact.

Staff Contact: Anthony Samson

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Anthony Samson
About Anthony Samson
Anthony Samson, CalChamber policy advocate for environmental regulation, housing and land use issues from November 2013 through 2016, is senior attorney/policy advisor for Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP. He previously was an attorney at a statewide law firm that specializes in mining, land use, and natural resources law. He earned a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law, where he served as the articles editor of the Michigan State Law Review.