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: May 19, 2004

TIME: 9:30 am

LOCATION: Hilton Oakland Airport

One Hegenberger Road

Oakland, California 94621 (510) 635-5000

—AGENDA—

1.Consideration of recommendations to the Air Resources Board regarding a petition to review the 1992 formaldehyde health risk assessment.

2.Consideration of a toxicity summary and proposed chronic Reference Exposure Level for respirable crystalline silica, an addendum to "Air Toxics Hot Spots Program Risk Assessment Guidelines, Part III: Technical Support Document, Determination of Noncancer Chronic Reference Exposure Levels."

6.Consideration of administrative matters.

CLOSED SESSION LITIGATION

California Trucking Association, et al. v. California Air Resources Board, et al. (Superior Court, Fresno, Case No. 00CECG10832). 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 DIFFERENT ORDER AT THE 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), 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 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 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

For further information regarding the content of the meeting agenda, please contact: Jim Behrmann, Panel Liaison, 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.