Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, November 2019

Meeting Date & Time: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:30pm
Oakland, CA

The California Endowment's Center for Healthy Communities Oakland, 2000 Franklin St., Oakland, CA 94612


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
The California Endowment, Laurel Room, 2000 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA
November 6, 2019: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

All times shown below are approximate and subject to change

        Lauren Zeise, PhD, Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Overview of the Meeting
        Meg Schwarzman, MD, MPH, Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)

Program Update and Initial Results from the California Regional Exposure (CARE) Study, Los
Angeles (CARE-LA)
(~10:10 am)
        Presentation:  Nerissa Wu, PhD, MPH, California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
        Presentation:  Jennifer Mann, PhD, CDPH
        Panel and Audience Questions

Initial Results from the East Bay Diesel Exposure Project (~11:00 am)
        PresentationAsa Bradman, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Environmental Research
                and Children's Health, UC Berkeley
        Panel and Audience Questions

Morning Session Discussion (~11:45 am)

Lunch (~12:45 pm)

Introduction to Afternoon Session – Meg Schwarzman, SGP Chair (~2 pm)

Update on Community Air Protection Program (established under AB 617)
        Presentation: Brief Overview of AB 617 Implementation (~2:05 pm)
                Heather Arias, Chief, Community Planning Branch (CPB), Office of Community Air Protection
                        (OCAP), California Air Resources Board (CARB)
        Presentation: Example Community - Wilmington, West Long Beach, Carson (~2:15 pm)
                Terry Allen, Air Pollution Specialist, CPB, OCAP, CARB
        Presentation: Example Community - South Central Fresno
                Brian Moore, Air Pollution Specialist, CPB, OCAP, CARB (~2:30 pm)
        Panel and Audience Questions (~2:45 pm)

Afternoon Session Discussion – Exploring Next Steps for Biomonitoring in AB 617 Communities
        Introduction:  Duyen Kauffman, Health Program Specialist, OEHHA (~2:55 pm)
        Discussion with Panel, Guest Speakers, and Audience

Possible Topics for 2020 SGP Meetings (~4:00 pm)
        Presentation: OEHHA
        Panel and Public Comment

Open Public Comment (~4:15 pm)

Wrap-up and Adjournment (by 4:30 pm)


Meeting Participation and Comment

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Attending the meeting in person

The meeting is being held at The California Endowment in downtown Oakland. The public is welcome to attend the meeting.  Follow these directions to reach The California Endowment by car, bike or public transit.

Join the meeting via webinar

Enter the meeting number: 929 867 307 and hit Enter
Enter the password: BiomonitoringCA and click on “OK”
Select “Join Meeting”

You will have the option to use computer audio or join the audio by phone.
If you wish to access the audio by phone, call 1-415-655-0002 (US Toll).
Access code: 929 867 307

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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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