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Final Draft Report “Development of Health Criteria for School Site Risk Assessment Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 901(g): Proposed Child-Specific Reference Dose (chRD) for School Site Risk Assessment: cadmium, chlordane, heptachlor, heptachlor epoxide, methoxychlor, and nickel.
document finalized 12/23/05
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency is making available for review and comment the Final Draft Report “Development of Health Criteria for School Site Risk Assessment Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 901(g): PROPOSED CHILD-SPECIFIC REFERENCE DOSE (chRD) FOR SCHOOL SITE RISK ASSESSMENT--cadmium, chlordane, heptachlor/heptachlor epoxide, methoxychlor, and nickel.” Health and Safety Code (HSC), Section 901(g) requires the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), in consultation with the appropriate entities within the California Environmental Protection Agency, to identify those chemical contaminants commonly found at school sites and determined by OEHHA to be of greatest concern based on child-specific physiological sensitivities. HSC §901(g) also requires OEHHA to annually evaluate and publish, as appropriate, numerical health guidance values (HGVs) or chRDs for those chemical contaminants until the contaminants identified have been exhausted. ChRDs for the aforementioned chemicals are being considered at this time.
This public review and comment period follows the requirements set forth in Health and Safety Code Section 57003 for receiving public input. OEHHA has reviewed comments from an external peer review panel assembled by the Office of the President, University of California, and other interested parties in developing the final draft document.
The announced availability of this final draft report was October 14, 2005. Because it was not available until November 2, 2005, the previously announced ending date for the comment period of November 14, 2005 is changed. OEHHA requests that comments on the final draft report be delivered to OEHHA by 5:00 p.m. on December 5, 2005.
If you would like to receive further information or have questions, please contact our office at (916) 324-2829 or the address below. Written requests or comments should be addressed to:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
FAX: (916) 322-9705
This document was finalized 12/23/05. Follow this link to view the finalized document