Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, November 2015

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Richmond, CA

California Department of Health, Richmond Campus


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting

California Department of Public Health Richmond Campus Auditorium
850 Marina Bay Parkway, Richmond, CA

 November 18, 2015: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Important information for people attending the meeting in person

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        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)

Highlights from State Biomonitoring Programs – CDC Awardees
        Moderators:          Lovisa Romanoff, M.S., M.P.H., Deputy Director and Amy Mowbray, Ph.D.,
                                        Associate Director for Policy, Division of Laboratory Sciences,
                                        National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease
                                        Control and Prevention (CDC)
                CDC National Biomonitoring Program
                Biomonitoring California
                New Jersey
                Four Corners States Biomonitoring Consortium
                New Hampshire
        Background information: State Biomonitoring Program Profiles (November 2015)
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel and Guest Speaker Discussion


Afternoon Session on Results Return
        Moderator:         Sara Hoover, M.S., Chief, Safer Alternatives Assessment
                                   and Biomonitoring Section, OEHHA

Educating Participants About Exposure to Environmental Chemicals:  What Does the Science Say?
        Presentation:       Rachel Morello-Frosch, Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor, Department of
                                        Environmental Science, Policy and Management and School
                                        of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
        Panel Questions

Evaluation of Results Return Materials for Biomonitoring Exposures Study (BEST)
        Presentation:       Duyen Kauffman, Health Program Specialist and Results Return
                                     Coordinator for Biomonitoring California, CDPH
        Panel Questions

Discussion:  Best Practices for Results Return
        Panel, Guest Speaker, and Audience Discussion
        Public Comment
        Final Comments from Panel and Wrap up


Potential Priority Chemicals
        >> ortho-Phthalates
             Document: ortho-Phthalates
        >> Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)
             Document: Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs)
Presentation:  OEHHA
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel Discussion and Recommendations

Announcement on 2016 SGP Agenda Planning

Open Public Comment Period

Wrap up and Adjournment


Meeting Participation and Comment

Attending the meeting in person

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 Tuesday, November 17.  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.

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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

If you would like to submit materials relevant to an agenda topic, send a copy to 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 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.

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