SCIENTIFIC REVIEW PANEL: ON TOXIC AIR CONTAMINANTS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

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:   April 26, 2002  
  TIME:   10:00 am  
  LOCATION:   Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Los Angeles Airport

6101 West Century Boulevard

Los Angeles, California 90045

(310) 642-1111
 

—AGENDA—

  1. Discussion of substances to be included in the Air Toxics Hot Spots Program Risk Assessment Guidelines, Part III: Technical Support Document "Determination of Noncancer Chronic Reference Exposure Levels"

    In this meeting the Panel will discuss the chronic reference exposure levels for five substances* proposed to be included in the Part III guideline document by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) staff. Part III describes the methods used to determine chronic reference exposure levels, at (or below) which no adverse health effects are anticipated from exposure to the listed chemicals. Once approved by the Panel, these substances become an addendum to the original report approved by the Panel in February 2000.

    *carbon disulfide, fluorides (including hydrogen fluoride), methyl ethyl ketone, phosphine, and triethylamine.

  2. Consideration of the revised report: "Evaluation of Methyl Isothiocyanate as a Toxic Air Contaminant." (January 2002)

    Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) staff will present for the Panel's consideration and approval, revisions to the methyl isothiocyanate report that was approved by the Panel in February 2000. The Panel may also discuss revising its findings based on the report.

    www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/emon/pubs/tac/finlmenu.htm

  3. Update on the prioritization of pesticide toxic air contaminant candidates

    DPR staff will discuss how priorities are set for entering candidates into the toxic air contaminant program and for requesting air monitoring to be done.

    www.cdpr.ca.gov/docs/emon/pubs/tac/finlmenu.htm

  4. Update on risk assessment of cholinesterase inhibiting compounds

    Guidelines for addressing organophosphate pesticides in risk assessments are being developed by OEHHA and DPR staffs as requested by the Panel. The Panel will discuss the status.

  5. Panel administrative matters

The Panel may discuss administrative matters, including upcoming topics and meeting dates.

 

THE AGENDA ITEMS LISTED ABOVE MAY BE CONSIDERED IN A DIFFERENT 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), and the review of guidelines prepared by the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA). 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 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 submitted to the Panel Liaison (contact information below) 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 www.arb.ca.gov/srp/srp.htm.

For further information regarding the content of the meeting agenda, please contact: Jim Behrmann, Panel Liaison at the Air Resources Board, 1001 I Street, 24th Floor, P.O. Box 2815, Sacramento, CA 95812; Telephone: (916) 322-8278; Fax (916) 327-1497; e-mail: jbehrman@arb.ca.gov.

This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodation is needed, or for other questions regarding this meeting, please contact Peter Mathews at (916) 323-8711

(e-mail: pmathews@arb.ca.gov) 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.