California Toxics Information Clearinghouse (SB 509)

September, 2008

SB 509 (PDF file, 79KB) signed into law on September 29, 2008, requires the Department of Toxic Substances Control to establish a Toxics Information Clearinghouse for the collection, maintenance, and distribution of specific chemical hazard traits and environmental and toxicological end-point data. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is required, by January 1, 2011, to evaluate and specify the hazard traits and environmental and toxicological end-points and any other relevant data that are to be included in the clearinghouse. See the bill's legislative history for more information.

Learn more about AB 1879 and SB 509 from two Environmental Health News Op-Eds: California's new chemical laws: They fail to protect us and California's new chemical laws: Good start, need work.