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:   May 25, 2000
TIME:   9:00 a.m.
LOCATION:   South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Boulevard
South San Francisco, California 94080
(650) 877-8787

-- AGENDA --

1.   Consideration of findings based on the report: "The Evaluation of Methyl Isothiocyanate (MITC) as a Toxic Air Contaminant"
The Panel will continue deliberation, begun at the April 2000 meeting, of its written findings which must be submitted to the Director of the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) under Food and Agricultural Code section 14023. At its February 2000 meeting, the Panel approved, with suggested changes, the MITC report authored by DPR.
2.   Update on DPR's report schedule
DPR will present the status of several reports that will be coming to the Panel.
3.   Discussion of topic for "Pesticides in the Air" workshop
The Panel will discuss content for its next pesticide workshop.

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). 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.