SCIENTIFIC REVIEW PANEL ON TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants, established pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 39670, will hold a public meeting at the following time and place:

DATE: April 13, 2000
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Extension Center
University of California, Riverside
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, California 92521
(909) 787-4105  Ext. 1075

AGENDA

  1. Consideration of findings based on the report: "The Evaluation of Methyl Isothiocyanate (MITC) as a Toxic Air Contaminant"

    At its February 1, 2000 meeting, the Panel approved the MITC report authored by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). The Panel will discuss its written findings which must be submitted to the Director of DPR under Food and Agricultural Code section 14023.

  2. Review of draft report: Air Toxics Hot Spots Program Risk Assessment Guidelines, Part IV: "Technical Support Document for Exposure Assessment and Stochastic Analysis"

    Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) staff will present the Part IV guideline document that describes exposure assessment methods, including guidance on stochastic, or probabilistic, analysis of exposure. The purpose of this document is to describe the methods that can be used for the exposure analysis component of the Air Toxics "Hot Spots" risk assessments.

  3. Review of addendum to Appendix A of the Air Toxics Hot Spots Program Risk Assessment Guidelines, Part III: "Technical Support Document for Determination of Noncancer Chronic Reference Exposure Levels"

    OEHHA staff will present an additional 16 chronic reference exposure levels as an addendum to the report approved by the Panel on February 1, 2000.

  4. Toxic Air Contaminant Program Update

    The Panel will receive a briefing from the Air Resources Board staff on current activities and future plans for the toxic air contaminant program.

  5. Discussion of topic for "Pesticides in the Air" Workshop

    The Panel will discuss a proposal for its next pesticide workshop.

CLOSED SESSION LITIGATION

California Trucking Association, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al. (Superior Court, San Diego, Case No. GIC 740825) The Panel will hold a closed session as authorized by Government Code section 11126 subdivisions (e) (1) and (e) (2) (A) to confer with, or receive advice from, legal counsel regarding this litigation.

 

THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENNT ORDER AT THE PANEL MEETING.

INFORMATION ABOUT
THE SCIENTIFIC REVIEW PANEL

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) and the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). In carrying out this responsibility, 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 the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) pursuant to Health and Safety Code sections 39660-39661 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 written or oral comments from the public at its meetings; comments and submissions should be submitted to the ARB pursuant to the requirements specified in the notice of availability of a report for public review. 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 www.arb.ca.gov/srp/srp.htm. For further information please contact:

Jim Behrmann c/o Peter Mathews
Air Resources Board
2020 L Street
P. O. Box 2815
Sacramento, California 95812
Telephone: (916) 323-8711
Fax: (916) 327-1497
E-mail: jbehrman@arb.ca.gov - or - pmathews@arb.ca.gov 

This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodation is needed, please contact Peter Mathews at (916) 323-8711 as soon as possible. For persons with a hearing or speech impairment, please use our Telephone Device for the Deaf at (916) 324-9531 or (800) 700-8326 for calls from outside the Sacramento area.