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Biomonitoring California1
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting

May 24, 2010: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Materials for May 24, 2010 Biomonitoring California Scientific Guidance Panel meeting are now available

Elihu M. Harris State Office Building, 1515 Clay Street, Oakland, Room 2
For directions, visit:


Joan Denton
, Ph.D., Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

 Overview of the Meeting
Ulrike Luderer
, M.D., Ph.D., Acting Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)

 Program Update

 Laboratory Update

 Potential Designated Chemical:  Triclocarban



 Overview of Draft Public Integration Plan

Overview of Draft Public Integration Plan

 Firefighter Occupational Exposure Project (FOX)


 Potential Priority Chemicals:  Parabens (those that are already designated) 2

Potential Priority Chemicals – Parabens

 Implementation of New Format and Other Issues for Designated and Priority Chemical Lists: SGP Recommendations

Proposed New Format for Designated and Priority Chemical Lists

 Summary of SGP Recommendations

 Selection of Panel Chair
Facilitator:  Joan Denton
, Ph.D. (OEHHA)

 Motion and Vote


1. California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program (CECBP), codified at Health and Safety Code section 105440 et seq.
2. Butylparaben, ethylparaben, methylparaben, and propylparaben

Biomonitoring California and Its Scientific Guidance Panel

The Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP) of the California Environmental Contaminant Biomonitoring Program (codified at Health and Safety Code section 105440 et seq.; also known as Biomonitoring California) was established in legislation (SB 1379, Perata, 2006) to provide scientific oversight to the Program.  The Program is a collaboration of three departments in California state government:  the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Cal/EPA Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), and the Cal/EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).  The Program will measure levels of environmental contaminants in California residents.  This information will be used to identify emerging environmental hazards and to evaluate the effectiveness of existing environmental programs.  Biomonitoring data will ultimately be used by policy-makers to protect Californians from environmental contaminants through better environmental programs and laws.

Meeting Participation and Comment

The order of items on the agenda is subject to change at the discretion of the Chair.  Materials related to the meeting are posted on the OEHHA web site ( 

Members of the public and representatives of organizations are invited to attend and participate in the SGP meeting.  To ensure that the meeting proceeds on schedule and all commenters have the opportunity to speak, public comments may be subject to time limits.  If necessary, the time allotted for public comments will be divided equally among all the individuals wishing to speak. 

If you have materials relevant to an agenda topic that you would like to provide to the SGP in advance of the meeting, please send one electronic copy (either by e-mail to [email protected] or by mail to Biomonitoring California c/o OEHHA, 1515 Clay St, 16th Floor Oakland, CA 94612) 14 calendar days prior to the meeting.  If you are unable to meet the deadline for advance distribution, please bring 12 paper copies and one electronic copy of the materials to the meeting.  Relevant materials will be made available to the SGP.

Biomonitoring California complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by ensuring that the facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, and by providing this notice and information in alternative formats when requested. If you have special accommodation or language needs, please contact the program by calling (510) 622-3190 or by sending an e-mail to [email protected].  TTY/TDD/Speech-to-Speech users may dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service.  It is requested, but not required, that you contact us at least five days before the meeting so we can ensure that the necessary staff or equipment will be available for you at the meeting.