Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting, November 2016

Meeting Date & Time: Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:00am
Location: 
Richmond, CA

California Department of Health, Richmond Campus

Agenda

Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting

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


November 3, 2016: 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

Important information for people attending the meeting in person

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Welcome
        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)
 
Program Update
        Presentation:  Nerissa Wu, Ph.D., California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel Discussion
 
Laboratory Updates
        Presentation:  Jianwen She, Ph.D., CDPH
        Presentation:  June-Soo Park, Ph.D., Department of Toxic Substances Control
        Public Comment
        Panel Discussion
 
Lunch
 
Update on the California Teachers Study
        Presentation:  Peggy Reynolds, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Cancer Prevention
                                Institute of California       
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel Discussion
 
Possible Classes of Chemicals Used in UV Applications* For Future Consideration as Potential Designated Chemicals
        Document: Preliminary screening information on possible classes of
                             chemicals used in UV applications
        Presentation:  Laurel Plummer, Ph.D., OEHHA
        Panel Questions
        Public Comment
        Panel Discussion
 
SGP Agenda Planning for 2017
        Presentation:  Sara Hoover, M.S., OEHHA
        Panel and Public Comment
 
Open Public Comment Period

Wrap-up and Adjournment



* “UV applications” includes uses as UV stabilizers, UV absorbers, or photoinitiators, for example.

 

Biomonitoring California and Its Scientific Guidance Panel

The Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP) of the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program (codified at Health and Safety Code section 105440 et seq.; also known as Biomonitoring California) was established in legislation (SB 1379, Perata and Ortiz, Chapter 599, Statutes of 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 Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).  The Program measures 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

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 Wednesday, November 2.  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.

Join the meeting via webinar

FIRST-TIME USERS
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AUDIO INFORMATION
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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 3. If you still cannot enter the meeting, try submitting a help request here: https://cisco-support.webex.com/Webex_AnonymousSubmitSupportCase. This meeting is event number: 745 228 880. Password is 1234.

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 biomonitoring@oehha.ca.gov.

If you would like to submit materials relevant to an agenda topic, send a copy to biomonitoring@oehha.ca.gov 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 biomonitoring@oehha.ca.gov 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.