Proposition 65: All About California’s Supply Chain Risk Regulation


May 09, 2019


Travis Miller

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT |60 Minutes


California Governor Jerry Brown in May 2013 issued principles for reforming Proposition 65. These new regulations became effective on August 30, 2018, and do not apply to the existing inventory. Under these new regulations, a majority of the burden fallson suppliers and distributors alike. The most important changes focus on:

  • The wording
  • The timing of the warning
  • The warning application for internet and catalogsales

California Proposition 65, more popularly known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires businesses tonotify people of California about significant amounts ofknown chemicals that cause cancer or lead to birthdefects, or other reproductive harm caused by the productsthey purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are releasedinto the environment,via warning labels.

Where products are in violation of the regulation, all the parties involved in thechain of distribution—distributors, suppliers,and end buyers—arepotentially liable financially.Knowledge of these requirements and subsequent effective supply chaincommunication are key to meeting the potential Proposition 65 challenges.

Join expert speaker Travis Miller, international trade and compliance attorneyfor a live webinar where he will provide a background on Proposition 65 and discuss updates to the labeling requirements that came into effect on August 30, 2018. The program will describe how the industry has adapted to manage these requirements, and offer best practices for effective supply chain risk management.

Session Highlights:

  • Implications and requirements of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65)
  • Due diligence review, materials assessment, disclosure and labeling requirements that companies must meet in order to sell goods in California
  • Best practices for managing Proposition 65 risk, including:
    • Obligations the law places on business-to-consumer and business-to-business transactions
    • Safe harbor levels
    • Public and private enforcement actions
    • Liability mitigation strategies that should be in place to protect a company

Also Includes:

  • Live Q&A session with speaker
  • Slide deck
  • Proposition 65 handout
  • Certificate of attendance

Who Will Benefit:

  • Supply chain management personnel
  • Legal professionals
  • Regulatory compliance officers
  • Distribution managers
  • Logistics managers
  • Toxicologists
  • Sales personnel