Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, July 2016
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
California Department of Public Health Richmond Campus Auditorium
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA
July 28, 2016: 10:00 am – 4:45 pm
Lauren Zeise, Ph.D., Acting Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)
Overview of the Meeting
Asa Bradman, Ph.D., Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)
Program News and Updates
Presentation: Robin Christensen, M.S., Biomonitoring California Grant Coordinator, Sequoia Foundation
Updates from CDC’s National Biomonitoring Program
Presentation: Benjamin Blount, Ph.D., Chief, Tobacco and Volatiles Branch, Division of Laboratory
Sciences, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC)
Introduction to Afternoon Session
Dr. Bradman, SGP Chair
Agricultural Pesticide Mapping and Proximity to Public Schools
Presentation: Paul English, Ph.D., M.P.H., Branch Science Advisor, Environmental Health Investigations
Branch, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
Considerations in Biomonitoring Pesticides
Presentation: Dr. Bradman
Possible Pesticide Classes for Future Consideration as Potential Designated Chemicals
Presentation: Shoba Iyer, Ph.D., Staff Toxicologist, OEHHA
Document: Preliminary screening information on possible pesticide classes for future consideration
Background: List of pesticides that are already designated chemicals
Afternoon Session Discussion
Panel Discussion and Input to Program
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 meeting is being held at the CDPH Richmond campus, a secure facility. If you plan to attend in person, click here and provide the requested information by noon on Wednesday, July 27. Your name will be given to campus security to allow you entry on the day of the meeting. Once you have signed up, you can follow these visitor instructions for accessing the CDPH campus.
- Use the following link: https://connect4.uc.att.com/EventEntry/Websites/?VaccId=calnet&ExEventID=83132275&CT=W and sign-in with your email address.
- Call the conference line: 1-888-204-5984 and enter participant access code: 3132275#. Note: Computer audio conferencing is not available for this meeting.
Questions during the meeting
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Option 2: Web-based version. This version has limited options for modifying the viewing screen, and may require scrolling to view an entire slide.
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General participation information
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to submit materials relevant to an agenda topic, send a copy to email@example.com or by mail to Biomonitoring California (c/o OEHHA, 1515 Clay St, 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612). Relevant materials will be made available to the SGP.
Biomonitoring California complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you have special accommodation or language needs, contact the program at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 622-3190. TTY/TDD/Speech-to-Speech users dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service. If possible, 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.