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Biomonitoring California
Scientific Guidance Panel Meeting

Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis, California

March 2, 2018: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

View the meeting via webcast (link is external)
All times shown below are approximate and subject to change


        Lauren Zeise, Ph.D., Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

Overview of the Meeting
        Meg Schwarzman, M.D., Chair, Scientific Guidance Panel (SGP)

 Program and Laboratory Updates (~10:10 am)
       Presentation:  Nerissa Wu, Ph.D., California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
        Panel Questions

Presentation:  Jianwen She, Ph.D., CDPH
        Panel Questions

Presentation:  June-soo Park, Ph.D., Department of Toxic Substances Control
        Panel Questions

Public Comment

Panel and Audience Discussion

Lunch (~12:15 pm)

Introduction to Afternoon Session (~1:30 pm)
        Dr. Schwarzman, SGP Chair

Community Exposure to Air Pollutants – A Role for Biomonitoring
        Brief Overview of Session
            Yana Garcia, J.D., Assistant Secretary for Environmental Justice and Tribal Affairs,
            California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)
Panel and Audience Questions

        Transforming California’s Approach to Community Air Pollution
Community Air Protection Program Established under AB 617
            Heather Arias, Chief, Community Planning Branch,
            Office of Community Air Protection, California Air Resources Board (~1:50 pm)
        Panel and Audience Questions

        Advances in Biomonitoring Methods for Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
            Victor De Jesús, Ph.D., Chief, Volatile Organic Compounds Laboratory,
            Tobacco and Volatiles Branch,
            Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (~2:20 pm)
        Panel and Audience Questions

        Background Material:
             List of Selected References for Afternoon Session
             List of Additional References for Afternoon Session            
             CDC Table of Urinary VOC Metabolites

        Panel, Guest Speaker, and Audience Discussion (~2:55 pm)

Break (~3:40 pm)

Increasing Awareness of Program Findings – Upcoming Website Feature (~3:55 pm)
        Presentation and Demonstration:
              Amy Dunn, M.P.H., OEHHA, and Ulrich Weeren, Studio Weeren
        Background Material: Background Information for Website Feature
Panel and Audience Questions
        Panel and Audience Input

Open Public Comment Period

Wrap-up and Adjournment (by 5 pm)


Meeting Participation and Comment

Please send your comments or questions to

Attending the meeting in person

The meeting is being held at the Putah Creek Lodge on the UC Davis campus. The public is welcome to attend the meeting.  Follow these directions to reach Putah Creek Lodge by car or public transit.

Join the meeting via webcast

This meeting will be webcast. View the meeting live on the day of the event via webcast: (link is external).  A recording of the webcast will be available after the meeting; a link to the recording will be provided when it is available.

Please send your comments or questions to (link sends e-mail).

General participation information

Members of the public and representatives of organizations are invited to participate in the SGP meeting in person or via webinar.  Public comments may be subject to time limits.

If you would like to submit materials relevant to an agenda topic, send a copy to or by mail to Biomonitoring California (c/o OEHHA, 1515 Clay St, 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612).  Relevant materials will be made available to the SGP.

Biomonitoring California complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  If you have special accommodation or language needs, contact the program at or (510) 622-3190. TTY/TDD/Speech-to-Speech users dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service.  If possible, 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.