Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, March 2009

Meeting Date & Time: Monday, March 2, 2009 - 10:00am to Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 1:00pm
Cal/EPA Building, Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor 1001 I Street, Sacramento


Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting
Day 1: March 2, 10:00 to 5:00 pm

Day 2: March 3, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Location:  Sacramento City Hall, Historic Hearing Room, 915 I Street, 2nd floor, Sacramento
Note:  Meeting on March 3 will NOT be webcast


California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program and Its Scientific Guidance Panel

The Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP) of the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program was established in legislation (SB 1379, Perata, 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 Cal/EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and the Cal/EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).  The Program will measure 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 California website.

Members of the public and representatives of organizations are invited to attend and participate in the SGP meeting.  The time allotted for individual public comments may be limited, at the discretion of the Chair, depending in part on the number of individuals wishing to speak.  Speakers are not required to identify themselves publicly.

The CECBP 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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