Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, November 2010

Meeting Date & Time: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: 
Cal/EPA Building, Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor 1001 I Street, Sacramento

Cal/EPA Building

Agenda

Biomonitoring California1
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
Cal/EPA Building, Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor 1001 I Street, Sacramento

November 2, 2010: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

To view the webcast, follow the instructions at http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Broadcast
[webcast only available on the day of the meeting]

 Welcome
Joan Denton, Ph.D., Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Overview of the Meeting
Ulrike Luderer, M.D., Ph.D., Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)

Program Update

Presentation: California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Biomonitoring California Update
Panel Questions
Public Comment
Panel Discussion and Recommendations

Laboratory Update

Presentation: CDPH and Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Environmental Health Laboratory Update, CDPH, (CDPH)
Environmental Chemistry Laboratory Update, DTSC
Panel Questions
Public Comment
Panel Discussion and Recommendations

Potential Designated Chemical: Manganese

Manganese (Updated version posted on 11/1/10)
Presentation: OEHHA
Manganese Presentation
Additional slide on manganese health effects
Panel Questions
Public Comments
Comments of the Manganese Interest Group
Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences Presentation on PBPK Modeling - Manganese example (submitted by the Manganese Interest Group)
Panel Discussion and Recommendations

Lunch

Draft Public Involvement Plan

Public Involvement Plan – Draft for Public Review and Comment
Presentation: OEHHA and CDPH
Public Involvement Plan Presentation
Panel Questions
Public Comment
Panel Discussion and Recommendations

Introductory Discussion of Biomonitoring Reference Levels

Presentation: OEHHA
Biomonitoring Reference Levels Presentation
Panel Questions
Public Comment

Panel Discussion and Recommendations

Break

Firefighter Occupational Exposures Project (FOX): Overview and Update

Presentation: Dr. Leslie Israel, DO, MPH, UC Irvine, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
FOX Overview and Update
Panel Questions
Public Comment
Panel Discussion and Recommendations

Chemical Selection Planning

Presentation: OEHHA
Chemical Selection Planning Presentation

  • Newly designated chemicals being measured by CDC that fall into groupings (not entire classes) previously recommended as priority by the SGP (e.g., a phthalate not already on the priority list) - proposed approach for potential addition to priority list
  • Overview of selected chemicals for possible consideration as potential designated chemicals
  • General questions on chemical selection

Panel Questions
Public Comment
Document submitted by Deborah Whitman, President, Environmental Voices
Panel Discussion and Recommendations

Summary of SGP Recommendations

OEHHA

Adjournment

1California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program (CECBP), codified at Health and Safety Code section 105440 et seq.

Biomonitoring California and Its Scientific Guidance Panel

The Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP) of the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program (codified at Health and Safety Code section 105440 et seq.; also known as Biomonitoring California) was established in legislation (SB 1379, Perata and Ortiz, Chapter 599, Statutes of 2006) to provide scientific oversight to the Program. The Program is a collaboration of three departments in California state government: the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). The Program will measure levels of environmental contaminants in California residents. This information will be used to identify emerging environmental hazards and to evaluate the effectiveness of existing environmental programs. Biomonitoring data will ultimately be used by policy-makers to protect Californians from environmental contaminants through better environmental programs and laws.

Meeting Participation and Comment

The order of items on the agenda is subject to change at the discretion of the Chair. Materials related to the meeting are posted on the OEHHA web site (http://oehha.ca.gov/multimedia/biomon/agendas.html).

Members of the public and representatives of organizations are invited to attend and participate in the SGP meeting. To ensure that the meeting proceeds on schedule and all commenters have the opportunity to speak, public comments may be subject to time limits. If necessary, the time allotted for public comments will be divided equally among all the individuals wishing to speak.

If you have materials relevant to an agenda topic that you would like to provide to the SGP in advance of the meeting, please send one electronic copy (either by email to biomonitoring@oehha.ca.gov or by mail to Biomonitoring California c/o OEHHA, 1515 Clay St, 16th Floor Oakland, CA 94612) 14 calendar days prior to the meeting. If you are unable to meet the deadline for advance distribution, please bring 12 paper copies and one electronic copy of the materials to the meeting. Relevant materials will be made available to the SGP.

Biomonitoring California complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by ensuring that the facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, and by providing this notice and information in alternative formats when requested. If you have special accommodation or language needs, please contact the program by calling (510) 622-3190 or by sending an e-mail to biomonitoring@oehha.ca.gov. TTY/TDD/Speech-to-Speech users may dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service. It is requested, but not required, that you contact us at least five days before the meeting so we can ensure that the necessary staff or equipment will be available for you at the meeting.