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arbcombo -- Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants Notice of Public Meeting on December 4, 2007 in Irvine

Posted: 20 Nov 2007 12:50:17
The Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants (Panel),
established pursuant to California Health and Safety Code
section 39670, will hold a public meeting at the following time
and place.

DATE: December 4, 2007
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency
17900 Jamboree Road
Irvine, California 92614 (949) 975-1234


1. Continuation of the Panel’s review of the draft report,
“Endosulfan Risk Characterization Document” (revised November
2007) The Panel will continue its review, begun in September, of
a draft report by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)
proposing to identify endosulfan as a toxic air contaminant.
Endosulfan is a broad-spectrum non-systemic insecticide and
acaricide used to control insects in a wide variety of
vegetables, fruits, grains, cotton, and tea, as well as
ornamental shrubs, vines, and trees. Once the report is
approved, the Panel will discuss its findings to be submitted to
the DPR Director.

2. Panel workshop on setting priorities in the toxic air
contaminant identification program The Air Resources Board, the
Department of Pesticide Regulation, and the Office of
Environmental Health Hazard Assessment prepare reports that
evaluate the health effects that may result from exposure to
substances that are proposed to be identified as toxic air
contaminants. The departments give priority to substances based
on the risk of harm to public health, emissions, manner of usage
and exposure to the substance, persistence in the atmosphere, and
ambient concentrations in the community (Health and Safety Code
section 39660(f) and Food and Agricultural Code section

Department staff will describe how priorities are presently set.
The ARB staff will present proposed changes to the current
priority-setting methodology. The Panel has invited several
government scientists to provide their perspectives. Several
Panel members will also present information and the full Panel
will discuss all of the presentations as part of this
informational item.

3. Consideration of administrative matters.

The Panel may discuss various administrative matters and
scheduling of future meetings.



The Scientific Review Panel (Panel) is charged with evaluating
the risk assessments of substances proposed for identification
as toxic air contaminants by the Air Resources Board (ARB), the
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) and the
Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), and the review of
guidelines prepared by OEHHA. In carrying out this
esponsibility, the Panel reviews the exposure and health
assessment reports and underlying scientific data on which the
reports are based, which are prepared by the ARB, DPR, and OEHHA
pursuant to Health and
Safety Code sections 39660-39661, 39669.5 and 44360, and Food
and Agricultural Code sections 14022-14023. These reports are
prepared for the purpose of determining whether a substance or
pesticide should be identified as a toxic air contaminant, or as
guidelines to be used in preparing health risk assessments.

The Panel welcomes written comments or submissions from all
parties regarding a report. To assure adequate review, the Panel
does not accept oral comments from the public at its meetings,
and requests that information submitted for its consideration be
sent to the Panel Liaison (contact information below) no later
than two weeks prior to the meeting. These submissions are
received and carefully reviewed and considered by the Panel
members prior to the public meeting.

Transcripts to previously held Panel meetings can be found
through the ARB web site http://www.arb.ca.gov/srp/srp.htm.


For further information regarding the content of the meeting
agenda, please contact: Jim Behrmann, Panel Liaison, Air
Resources Board, 1001 I Street, 5th Floor, P.O. Box 2815,
Sacramento, CA 95812; Telephone: (916) 322-8278; Fax (916)
322-4357; E-mail: jbehrman@arb.ca.gov.

For individuals with sensory disabilities, this document is
available in Braille, large print, audiocassette or computer
disk. Please contact the ARB’s Disability Coordinator at
916-323-4916 by voice or through the California Relay Services
at 711, to place your request for disability services.

If you are a person with limited English and would like to
request interpreter services to be available at the Board
meeting, please contact the ARB’s Bilingual Manager at

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