The Scientific Review Panel (SRP) on Toxic Air Contaminants, established pursuant to State of California Health and Safety Code section 39670, will hold a public meeting at the time and place set forth below:

Wednesday, March 11, 1998
9:00 a.m.
Sunset Village Covel Commons

University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California 90095


Presentation of research and perspectives on the health effects of diesel exhaust.

Invited Scientists: Drs. Kenny Crump, Eric Garshick, Katherine Hammond, Dale Hattis,Joe Mauderly, Thomas Mack Allan Smith, Tom Smith, Duncan Thomas, and Barbara Zielinska


The Scientific Review Panel (SRP/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 SRP reviews the exposure and health assessment reports and underlying scientific data upon 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 Food and Agriculture 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. While the purpose of this meeting is to receive the views of invited scientists, members of the public desiring to provide written comments may do so after the above meeting. The SRP welcomes written comments or submissions from all parties regarding a report. To assure adequate review, the SRP 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. For further information on the meeting or how to submit comments, please contact:

This facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodation is needed, please contact
Peter Mathews at (916) 323-8711 or TDD (916) 324-9531 or (800) 700-8326
for TDD calls from outside the Sacramento area, by February 28, 1998.