New California Proposition 65 Warning Regulations for Hotels: From Check-In to Check-Out

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California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Prop 65) is one of the most onerous chemical right-to-know statutes in the nation.  It prohibits businesses with 10 or more employees from exposing people in California to listed chemicals without providing a “clear and reasonable” warning.  In August 2016, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted new regulations that replaced Prop 65’s “clear and reasonable” warning provisions. These new regulations, which detail new “safe harbor” warning content and methods of delivery for consumer products, environmental, occupational and other specific exposures to 900+ Prop 65-listed chemicals, become operative on August 30, 2018.  This webinar will cover what California Hotel & Lodging Association members need to know about the new “safe harbor” warning requirements and what businesses can do now to comply with the new regulations and minimize the risk of future enforcement.

Webinar Pricing:   Members - Free   |   Non-member - $149


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Malcolm Weiss, Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP - Malcolm has developed a sophisticated practice covering a wide variety of environmental laws and statutes, and is always ready to assist clients, whether it be with air quality and product/chemical safety or environmental auditing and due diligence. He has gained a broad perspective of the numerous challenges facing companies operating in California, developing particularly in-depth knowledge of California’s air quality laws, Proposition 65 and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as well as valuable insights on climate change and contaminated properties issues specific to California’s legal market.

Over the past 30 years, in the Prop 65 world, Malcolm has advised clients on optimal compliance and risk minimization strategies, defended against claims, successfully resolved matters, participated in rulemaking activities, and worked with CH&LA on compliance strategies for the lodging industry. During that time, Malcolm has been counsel on several important Prop 65 published court cases. His advice to clients helps them resolve disputes, understand environmental laws and plan confidently for the future. His clients include large and small companies in the hospitality, industrial minerals, energy, oil, manufacturing, aerospace, real estate, financial and sectors and trade associations.

Shannon Oldenburg, Senior Attorney, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP - Shannon has represented energy companies, utilities, government entities, developers, technology companies and timber industries on a wide range of environmental matters, including land use entitlements, environmental permitting and compliance, California’s Prop 65, transactional due diligence and litigation. Her extensive background in environmental science and land use planning informs her practical approach to clients’ environmental concerns. She counsels clients on federal, state and local regulatory programs, not limited to storm water and waste discharges, hazardous materials (CERCLA and RCRA), planning and zoning, coastal development permitting, endangered species and wetlands issues, air quality and Prop 65. She also advises on regulatory compliance relating to facility construction and operations, site investigations and clean-up, and land redevelopment.