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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency



    Location of November 15, 2006 Workshop

    RESOLVE rd1255 23 Street, NW, Suite 275

    Washington, DC 20037


    Location of November 16, 2006 CHPAC Plenary

    Hotel Washington th515 15 Street, NW

    Washington, DC 20004-1099

    November 16, 2006

    Desired Outcomes:

    ; Workshop: Learn about the intersection of emerging chemicals of concern and children’s

    health and identify possible next steps; and

    ; Plenary: Discuss, revise, and make decision to send PBDE letter to the Administrator

    and identify priorities for the coming year.

    Additional Objectives:

    ; Learn about new and ongoing children’s health protection activities at EPA, including

    follow up to recent comment letters;

    ; Discuss NIEHS Children’s Health Research Center evaluation and where EPA is headed

    November 15, 2006 at RESOLVE

8:00-8:30 Check-in and Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 Welcome and Introductions

    Objective: Review desired outcomes and agenda for both days and provide a

    foundation for the workshop and the plenary meeting.

    Presenters: Melanie Marty, Chair

    Carolyn Hubbard, Designated Federal Officer

    Gail Bingham, President, RESOLVE

    - Participant introductions

    - Review meeting purpose

    - Review agenda

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency




Workshop Objectives:

    ; Review past efforts and current status of programs that identify emerging

    hazards and understand how children’s environmental health is considered in

    the process.

    ; Review scientific advances in modeling and testing for “emerging” problem

    chemicals and designing “green” product alternatives what tools are


    ; Visioning forward to explore possible avenues for improving current

    government and industry practices to identify and reduce/prevent exposures to

    children from “emerging” chemicals that present unreasonable health risks.

    8:45-9:00 Workshop Introduction

    Objective: Review workshop objectives.

    Presenters: Melanie Marty, Chair, CHPAC

     Gary Ginsberg, Emerging Chemicals of Concern Task Group

    9:00-12:00 Session One: Methods to Identify Possible Emerging Chemicals of Concern

    9:00-10:00 Past Methods to Identify Potential Chemicals of Concern: Case

    Studies of Existing Chemicals That Emerged as Exposure Issues to


    Objective: Using the example of PFOA, PBDE or Phthalates, learn about

    EPA methods to identify toxicants.

    Presenters: Kenneth Moss, CCD/OPPT/ EPA (PBDEs)

    Mary Dominiak, Chemical Control Division, CCD/OPPT/


    10:00-11:00 Current Methods to Identify Exposure/Toxicant Concerns for

    New Chemicals

    Objective: Learn about EPA’s current program and approach.

    Presenter: Ward Penberthy, Deputy Division Director,

    Chemical Control Division, OPPT/ EPA

    ; How has EPA’s review and regulation of new

    chemicals changed in the past 30 years?

    ; How is the exposure and risk potential evaluated for

    general public and children?

    - PBT and predictive toxicology screens: strengths

    and weaknesses

    - How are early life stages taken into account in

    screening and more refined analyses?

    ; Are children’s pathways such as nursing and

    exposure to house dust considered?

    - Simulation testing of products and contaminant

    releases, especially into indoor environment

    - Fate and transport modeling of outdoor and indoor


    - How and when are these various screens applied?

    11:00-11:15 BREAK

    11:15-12:15 Other Perspectives on Screening and Testing of New Chemicals to Limit

    Children’s Exposures to Chemicals in Commerce

    Objective: Learn about approaches taken in industry and state

    government to identify and avoid children’s exposures from new chemicals

11:15-11:45 Looking at Potential Exposures to Children Resulting from

    the Use of Consumer Products

     Presenter: Steven Robison, Proctor and Gamble

    ; How is P&G approaching this problem?

    ; What exposure scenarios are they considering?

11:45-12:15 Efforts to Reduce VOC in Indoor Air from Building Products/Furnishings

     Presenter: Bob Blaisdell, (Cal/EPA/OEHHA)

    ; What are some common indoor air VOCs that children are exposed to?

    ; What initiatives are being explored in California government to reduce

    exposure to indoor VOCs?

    12:15-1:30 LUNCH

    1:30-3:30 Session II: Managing Potential Emerging Concerns of Existing Chemicals

    Objective: Review scientific advances in modeling and testing and managing

    “emerging” problem chemicals what tools, such as green chemistry, are


1:30-2:00 Green Chemistry & Design for the Environment Initiatives at EPA

    Presenter: Kathleen Volkes, EETD/OPPT/EPA

    ; What initiatives does EPA have to stimulate green chemistry?

    ; How is outreach conducted within those initiatives?

    2:00-2:45 Evaluating safer cleaning products to reduce impacts on children

    Presenter: Daniel Daggett, Johnson Diversey

    ; What are the main chemicals in cleaning products of concern?

    ; How can we reduce the risks to children?

    2:45-3:30 Tracking existing chemical uses, exposures, and toxicity

    Presenter: Joel Tickner, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

    ; When and how can we become aware of major new uses of existing

    chemicals, particularly where children are likely to be exposed?

    ; What safeguards are there that existing uses or emerging uses are of

    low risk to children?

    ; What groups (industry, NGOs, govt) are tracking these uses?

    3:30-3:45 BREAK

    3:45-5:00 Session III: How Can We Improve the Current System to Limit Children’s

    Exposures to Industrial Chemicals of Concern?

    Objective: Explore possible avenues for improving current govern