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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 government and industry practices to identify and prevent exposures of children from “emerging” chemicals that present unreasonable health risks to children. Session will begin with brief comments from panel members joining the days’ speakers, and then will continue as a dialogue among the panel in response to the suggested discussion questions below and questions from the Advisory Committee.

Presenters: Ward Penberthy, EPA

     Kathleen Volkes, EPA

     Dan Daggett, Johnson Diversey

     Steven Robinson, Proctor & Gamble

     Bob Blaisdell, OEHHA, Cal/EPA

     Joel Tickner, UMASS, Lowell

     Mike Babich, CPSC

     Richard Wiles, EWG

Suggested Discussion Questions:

    ; What is the potential role of biomonitoring how can we obtain child-specific


    ; What is the optimal role for EPA in overseeing new chemicals going into

    marketplace and expanding uses of existing chemicals?

    ; What triggers would lead to more involved modeling, screening, testing, and


    ; Should an interagency task force be established (as per NAS, 2006

    biomonitoring report recommendation) to oversee chemical use in products,

    exposure issues and biomonitoring?

    ; How should community-based organizations, NGOs, and the public be

    informed of emerging chemicals of concern? What role should these groups

    play in managing risks?

5:00 pm Public Comment

    5:30 pm Wrap-Up and Adjourn for the Day


    November 16, 2006 at Hotel Washington

8:00-9:30 ECOC Work Group (Break out room name)

9:00-9:30 Coffee

9:30-9:35 Welcome and Review Day’s Agenda

    Objective: Review agenda

    Presenters: Melanie Marty, Chair

    Carolyn Hubbard, Designated Federal Official

    Gail Bingham, President, RESOLVE

9:35-10:00 Highlights of Recent OCHP Activities

    Objective: Learn about recent developments concerning children’s health at EPA.

    Presenter: William Sanders, Acting Director, U.S. EPA Office of Children’s

    Health Protection

10:00-11:00 Discussion and Next Steps from Emerging Chemicals Workshop

    Objective: Recap & Next Steps

     Presenters: Melanie Marty, Chair

    Jan Mostowy

11:00-12:00 Emerging Chemicals of Concern Task Group Update and PBDE Letter

    Objective: Learn about Emerging Chemicals of Concern (ECOC) Task Group

    activities and review proposed PBDE comment letter to identify any issues or

    concerns. [Final Action will be after lunch]

    Presenter: Gary Ginsberg, ECOC Chair

12:00-1:30 Lunch (on your own)

1:30-2:00 Public Comment

2:00-3:00 Children’s Environmental Health Research Centers (CEHRC)

    Objective: Learn about NIEHS evaluation of the Children’s Health Research

    Centers & Where EPA is headed

    Presenters: Chris Saint, Assistant Director, NCER/ORD

     (One of the) CEHRC Directors - TBD

3:00-4:00 Upcoming Issues for CHPAC

    Objective: Identify and prioritize critical children’s health issues for the CHPAC

    to provide advice to the Administrator

    Presenter: TBA

4:00-5:00 Review and Decide on PBDE Letter [continued]

    Objective: Review proposed comment letter, discuss any remaining issues, and

    reach agreement on comments to submit to the Administrator.

5:00 Adjourn

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