Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, April 2013

Meeting Date & Time: Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 10:00am to 5:00pm


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
Elihu Harris State Building, Room1, 2nd floor
1515 Clay Street, Oakland
April 11, 2013: 9:45 am - 5:00 pm

We regret we are unable to webcast this meeting. If you wish to provide comments on agenda items but are unable to attend the meeting in person, please submit your comments via email to by noon on April 11.

George Alexeeff, Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Overview of the Meeting
Ulrike Luderer, Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)

Introduction to Morning Session

  • Presentation:  OEHHA

NIEHS Strategies in Biomonitoring and Low Dose Exposures

New Findings on Flame Retardants in Biospecimens, Dust, and Consumer Products

Panel Discussion with Guest Speakers

  • Panel and Guest Speaker Discussion
  • Public Comment
  • Morning Session Wrap-up


Program Update and Future Directions

Laboratory Update and Recent Biomonitoring California Results


Launch of Revised Biomonitoring California Website

Potential Priority Chemicals

For SGP consideration at this meeting (April 11):  Non-halogenated Aromatic Phosphates, p,p΄-Bisphenols, and Diglycidyl Ethers of p,p΄-Bisphenols

Non-halogenated Aromatic Phosphates

p,p΄-Bisphenols, and Diglycidyl Ethers of p,p΄-Bisphenols (Version posted on 4/4/13 with minor edits for clarity [formatting; minor edit to footnote 6])

List of References Sent to Panel

Panel suggestions on possible candidates for future consideration

List of Designated Chemicals – February 2013

Open Public Comment Period

Wrap-up and Adjournment

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 measures 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 Biomonitoring website.

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.  Comments on an agenda item can also be sent to

If you have materials relevant to an agenda topic that you would like to submit, please send an electronic copy to or by mail to Biomonitoring California (c/o OEHHA, 1515 Clay St, 16th Floor Oakland, CA 94612).  If you are unable to send the materials in advance, 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  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.

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