Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, November 2014

Meeting Date & Time: Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

CalEPA Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting

Cal/EPA Building, Byron Sher Auditorium, 2nd Floor, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA
November 6, 2014: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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George Alexeeff, Ph.D., D.A.B.T., Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

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

 Program Update and Evaluation
        Presentation: Michael DiBartolomeis, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.,
         California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
        Presentation: Christine Arnesen, R.N., M.P.H., Arnesen Consulting
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
               Letter from Sharyle Patton of Commonweal
        Panel Discussion

Laboratory Update
        Presentation: Jianwen She, Ph.D., CDPH
        Presentation: Mytro Petreas, Ph.D., M.P.H., Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel Discussion


Afternoon Session on Diesel Exhaust Exposure and Biomonitoring
       List of Selected References: Diesel Exhaust Exposure and Biomonitoring

Introduction to Afternoon Session, Dr. Luderer, SGP Chair      

Challenges in Measuring Exposure to Diesel Exhaust
        Presentation:  Melanie Marty, Ph.D., Assistant Deputy Director, Scientific Affairs Division, OEHHA
        Panel Questions

Nitropyrene Metabolites as Biomarkers for Diesel Exhaust Exposure
        Presentation:  Chris Simpson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Washington
        Panel Questions

 Discussion:  Strategies to Study Communities Highly Exposed to Diesel Exhaust
        Panel and Guest Speaker Discussion
        Public Comment
               Presentation by Joseph Suchecki, Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association
               Presentation by Dr. Chris Ruehl, California Air Resources Board
        Wrap up


SGP Agenda Planning for 2015
        Presentation: Laurel Plummer, Ph.D., OEHHA
            List of possible agenda topics
            Designated chemicals that are not on the list of priority chemicals
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
               Letter from Ruth Breech of Global Community Monitor

        Public comments submitted after November 6, 2014 meeting
               Letter from Barbara Sattler, University of San Francisco School of Public Health
                  (submitted November 11, 2014)

        Panel Discussion

Panel Business: SGP letter of support for Biomonitoring California funding

 Open Public Comment Period

Wrap-up and Adjournment


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