Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, July 2015

Meeting Date & Time: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Oakland, CA

The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting

The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA

July 16, 2015: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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      Lauren Zeise, Ph.D., Acting Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

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

Update from CDC:  Phthalates and Phthalate Alternatives
      Presentation: Antonia Calafat, Ph.D., Chief,  Organic Analytical Toxicology Branch,
                              Division of Laboratory Sciences, National Center for Environmental
                              Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
      Panel Questions
      Public Comment
      Panel and Guest Speaker Discussion

Update on MAMAS and Other Projects
      Presentation: California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
      Panel Questions
      Public Comment
      Panel Discussion


Update from the Safer Consumer Products Program
      Presentation:  Karl Palmer, Chief, Safer Consumer Products Branch, Department of 
                              Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
      Background document: DTSC Priority Product Workplan (April 2015)
      Panel Questions
      Public Comment
      Panel and Guest Speaker Discussion


Potential Designated Chemicals: ortho-Phthalates
      Document: ortho-Phthalates
      Panel Questions
      Public Comment   
      Panel Discussion and Recommendations

Open Public Comment Period

Wrap up and Adjournment

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Meeting Participation and Comment

Members of the public and representatives of organizations are invited to participate in the SGP meeting in person or via webinar.  Public comments may be subject to time limits.  Comments on an agenda item can also be sent to (link sends e-mail).

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