Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, November 2013

Meeting Date & Time: Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Cal/EPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
Cal/EPA Building, Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor 1001 I Street, Sacramento
November 14, 2013: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Remote participants can join the meeting:
Video (or audio only) webcast, follow instructions provided at

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

Overview of the Meeting
Ulrike Luderer, 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 Chemicals: Selected Aroma Chemicals

Presentation: OEHHA
Panel Questions
Public Comment
International Fragrance Association of North America (IFRA-NA, 2013).  Submission of documents on musks.  Letter from Megan Ekstrom (IFRA-NA) to Sara Hoover (OEHHA).  June 3, 2013.
Panel Discussion and Recommendations


Identifying Novel Compounds in Untargeted Metabolomic Screens
        Presentation: Oliver Fiehn, SGP Member
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel and Audience Discussion

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. Prior to and during the meeting, send comments on agenda items via email to

Members of the public and representatives of organizations are invited to attend and participate in the SGP meeting.

Remote participation in Panel meetings

This meeting will be available as a video or audio webcast provided at  [The webinar using Microsoft Office Live Meeting had technical difficulties.]  During the meeting, send comments on agenda items to

Public comments

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.

Special accommodation or language needs

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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