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Announcement of the Public Release and a Public Workshop to Discuss and Receive Public Input on "Draft Proposed Child-Specific Reference Doses (chRD) for School Site Risk Assessment: Cadmium, Chlordane, Heptachlor/Heptachlor Epoxide, Methoxychlor, and Nickel."
[06/23/03] posted [06/17/03]
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the immediate availability of a draft report on proposed child-specific reference doses (chRD) for the first set of five chemicals (cadmium, chlordane, heptachlor/heptachlor epoxide, methoxychlor, and nickel). This draft document is part of a series issued in compliance with California Health and Safety Code Section 901(f)-(g), that requires OEHHA to identify chemicals that may be found at school sites and may be of health concern to the school population; and develop and publish numerical health guidance values for these potential contaminants and guidance for school site health risk assessment. A public workshop will be held from 10 AM to 12 PM on July 21, 2003, in the Sierra Hearing Room on the second floor of the Joe Serna (Cal/EPA headquarters) Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California, to discuss the scientific basis of the proposed chRDs. OEHHA follows the requirements set forth in Health and Safety Code, Section 57003, for conducting the workshop and receiving public input. Oral and written comments received at the workshop and during the comment period will be considered during the revision of the draft document. Because there will be no official transcript of the meeting, we recommend that oral comments also be submitted in writing. Written comments must be received at OEHHA by 5:00 p.m. on August 18, 2003, to be considered.
Following the workshop, OEHHA will evaluate all comments received, revise the document, and make the revised document available for a 30-day public review and comment period. This second review and comment period will be announced and published in the California Regulatory Notice Register and posted on the OEHHA Web site. The responses to the significant comments from the public and scientific reviewers will be available on the OEHHA Web site upon publication of the final guidance document.
If you would like to receive further information on this announcement or have questions, please contact our office at (916) 323-6557 or the address below. Written requests or comments should be addressed to:
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
1001 I Street, 12th Floor
P.O. Box 4010
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
FAX: (916) 322-9705
Document finalized: Follow this link to the updated final document [12/23/05]