Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Air Toxicology and Epidemiology

Prioritization of Toxic Air Contaminants - Children's Environmental Health Protection Act
[03/02/01]

Comment Period Extended to April 6, 2001
Comment Period Closed October 2001

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is releasing a draft document, Prioritization of Toxic Air Contaminants - Children's Environmental Health Protection Act to solicit public comment. This draft document has been developed by OEHHA for use in implementing the Children's Environmental Health Protection Act (Senate Bill 25, Escutia; chaptered 1999). OEHHA is required to develop, by July 1, 2001, a list of up to five chemicals identified as Toxic Air Contaminants (TACs) that may cause infants and children to be especially susceptible to illness (Health and Safety Code Sections 39669.5(a)). The draft document includes: 1) a description of the prioritization process used to evaluate which TACs potentially disproportionately impact children, and 2) summaries for chemicals considered priority candidates for the list. This document will also undergo review by the state's Scientific Review Panel on Toxic Air Contaminants.

The document will be available on the OEHHA Home Page at http://www.oehha.ca.gov on March 2, 2001. The distribution of the document will commence a 30-day public review period that will end on April 1, 2001. Public workshops will be held March 19th in Oakland and March 20th in Diamond Bar. Location information is as follows:
Please note: The Public Comment Period has been extended to April 6th, 2001

March 19th
10 AM - 2 PM
Elihu Harris Building
1515 Clay Street
Training Room A Oakland, CA.

March 20th
10 AM - 2 PM
South Coast Air Quality Management District 21865 E. Copley Dr. Room GB
Diamond Bar, CA

Please direct any inquiries concerning technical matters or availability of the document to
Dr. Andrew Salmon at (510) 622-3150. Please direct your written comments regarding the revised draft document to Dr. Melanie A. Marty, TAC Prioritization, 1515 Clay St., 16th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612. Information about dates and agenda for meetings of the Scientific Review Panel can be obtained from the ARB web page at http://www.arb.ca.gov/srp/srp.htm.

Download a copy of this notice

Download a copy of SB 25 (Appendix A)

Download the Draft Responses to Comments on the Prioritization of Toxic Air Contaminants Under the Children's Environmental Health Protection Act

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  • Responses to Comments Submitted by American Petroleum Institute on Benzene (Set 2)
  • Responses to Comments Submitted by the Natural Resources Defense Council
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  • Responses to Comments Submitted by the International Truck and Engine Corporation
  • Responses to Comments Submitted by the Formaldehyde Epidemiology Toxicology and Environmental Group
  • Responses to Comments Submitted by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
  • Response to Comments Submitted by the California Trucking Association
  • Response to Comments Submitted by the Battery Council International and Lead Industries Association
  • Response to Comments Submitted by the American Chemistry Council Ethylene Glycol Ethers Panel
  • Responses to Comments Submitted by the Chemical Industry Council
  • Response to Comments Submitted by American Chemistry Council on Vinyl Chloride
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