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Agenda Materials for the Third Meeting of the Cumulative Impacts & Precautionary Approaches Work Group
[12/10/08]

Meeting Agenda

December 10, 2008, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Garden Room A, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
244 South San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, California

10:00 Welcome and Introduction of Work Group, Project Team, and Board and Department Representatives
Joan Denton, Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA)

10:10 Review of Agenda and Materials and Update on Project
George Alexeeff, OEHHA
Amy D. Kyle, University of California at Berkeley

10:30 Overview of Assessment Elements (pdf)
Amy D. Kyle, University of California at Berkeley

10:40 Work Group Discussion
Work Group members: What kinds of factors are important to consider when assessing cumulative impacts? What kinds of assessment methods and tools do we need?

11:20 Public Comments

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Perspectives from the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council’s Activities on Cumulative Impacts Methods
Shankar Prasad, National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (15 m)
Questions and comments from the Work Group and the public (10 m)

1:25 Example of Tools: Screening for Cumulative Impacts by Community
Rachel Morello-Frosch, University of California at Berkeley (20 m)
Work Group: Questions and Comments (10 m)

1:55 Example of Tools: Use of Tool to Assess Inequality
Rachel Morello-Frosch, University of California at Berkeley (15 m)
Work Group: Questions and Comments (10 m)
Note: This tool was presented to the work group in June. Slides from that presentation are available at: http://oehha.ca.gov/ej/pdf/MorelloFroschJerrett061308.pdf

2:25 Examples of Emerging Metrics
Michael Jerrett, University of California at Berkeley (10 m)
Work Group: Questions and Comments (5 m)

2:40 Work Group Discussion
Work Group members: What other models or examples of assessment tools would be informative to consider? How do you envision that the results of these tools be used?

3:20 Public Comments

3:40 Closing Comments from the Work Group

3:50 Wrap Up & Next Steps
George Alexeeff, Deputy Director for Scientific Affairs, OEHHA

4:00 Adjourn

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