Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, November 2017

Meeting Date & Time: Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:45pm
Richmond, CA

California Department of Public Health, Richmond Campus


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting

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

November 9, 2017: 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

All times shown below are approximate and subject to change

Important information for people attending the meeting in person

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Welcome and Panel Business
Lauren Zeise, Ph.D., Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Overview of the Meeting
   Meg Schwarzman, M.D., Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)

Program Update and Overview of Environmental Justice Activities (~10:20 am)
  Presentation:  Nerissa Wu, Ph.D., California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
   Panel and Audience Questions

East Bay Diesel Exposure Project (~10:50 am)
  Presentation :  Duyen Kauffman, OEHHA
   Panel and Audience Questions

Report Back on Listening Sessions with Environmental Justice Organizations in California (~11:20 am)
   Presentation:  Deanna Rossi, M.P.H., Impact Assessment
   Panel and Audience Questions

Morning Session Discussion and Public Comment (~12 noon)


Introduction to Afternoon Session (~1:50 pm)

Roundtable Discussion:  Perspectives from Community Organizations on
   Biomonitoring California’s Activities
(~2 pm)
   Document : Discussion Questions
   Remarks by Guest Discussants:
        - Colin Bailey, Executive Director, Environmental Justice Coalition for Water
        - Jean Kayano, Associate Director, Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
        - Esther Bejarano, Community Health Educator, Comite Civico del Valle
        - Laura Gracia-Santiago, Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Enhancement Coordinator,
          Communities for a Better Environment
   Panel and Audience Questions and Discussion


Additional Roundtable Discussion and Public Comment (~4 pm)

Possible Topics for 2018 SGP Meetings  - Propose possible 2018 SGP topics or provide other input on this agenda item by sending an email to:

Wrap-up and Adjournment (by 4:45 pm)


Meeting Participation and Comment

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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, 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.

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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