Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, March 2014

Meeting Date & Time: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:30pm

The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
The California Endowment Oakland Conference Center
1111 Broadway, 7th Floor, Oakland, CA
 March 27, 2014: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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

Overview of the Meeting
Asa Bradman, Acting Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)

Program Update
            Presentation: California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
            Panel Questions
            Public Comment
            Panel Discussion

Laboratory Update
            Presentation: CDPH
            Presentation: Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
            Panel Questions
            Public Comment
            Panel Discussion


Potential Designated and Potential Priority Metals

            Presentation: OEHHA and CDPH

Potential designated chemical:  Chromium

Potential priority chemicals:  All designated metals not currently listed as priority chemicals (antimony, barium, beryllium, cesium, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum, platinum, thallium, tungsten, uranium) (Version posted on 3/17/14 with two references added)

Background materials

            Panel Questions
            Public Comment
                --Letter from the Manganese Interest Group
                      --Supporting documents from the Manganese Interest Group
                         Comment submitted for Nov. 2010 SGP meeting
                         Presentation by Harvey Clewell on PBPK modeling
                         Presentation made to EPA

Public comments submitted after March 27, 2014 meeting
--Letter from International Tungsten Industry Association (submitted April 30, 2014)   
--Letter from North American Metals Council (submitted May 12, 2014)

            Panel Discussion and Recommendations


Best Practices for Biomarker Collection, Analysis, and Interpretation
Perspectives from U.S. EPA’s Chemical Safety for Sustainability (CSS) Research Program

Presentation: Jon Sobus, Ph.D., National Exposure Research Laboratory, U.S. EPA
(List of related publications)
Panel Questions
Public Comment
    --Letter from Sean M. Hays and Lesa L. Aylward of Summit Toxicology (3/13/14)
Panel Discussion

Open Public Comment Period

Wrap up and Adjournment


Meeting Participation and Comment

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