Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

OEHHA Children's Health

Announcement of a Public Comment Period and Public Workshop on the Child-specific Toxicity Criteria for Endosulfan and Lead for Use in Assessing Health Risks at Existing and Proposed School Sites
[3/17/06]

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The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency is making available for review and comment the two draft reports, “Development of Health Criteria for School Site Risk Assessment Pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 901(g): Proposed Child-Specific Reference Dose (chRD) for School Site Risk Assessment, Endosulfan” and “Development of Health Criteria for School Site Risk Assessment Pursuant To Health And Safety Code Section 901(g): Proposed Child-Specific Benchmark Blood Lead Concentration For School Site Risk Assessment.” Health and Safety Code (HSC), Section 901(g) requires the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), in consultation with the appropriate entities within the California Environmental Protection Agency, to identify those chemical contaminants commonly found at school sites and determined by OEHHA to be of greatest concern based on child-specific physiological sensitivities. HSC 901(g) also requires OEHHA to annually evaluate and publish, as appropriate, numerical health guidance values (HGVs) for those chemical contaminants until the contaminants identified have been exhausted. The child-specific criteria for endosulfan and lead are being considered at this time.

This public review and comment period follows the requirements set forth in Health and Safety Code Section 57003 for receiving public input. A public workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 12, 2006, 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 proposed child-specific criteria on endosulfan and lead. Because there will be no official transcript of the meeting, we recommend that oral comments also be submitted in writing. OEHHA requests comments on these draft reports be delivered to OEHHA by 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2006. Comments received by that date will be considered in revision of the documents.

If you would like to receive further information on this announcement or have questions, please contact our office at (916) 324-2829 or the address below. Written requests or comments should be addressed to:

Mr. Leon Surgeon
Integrated Risk Assessment Section
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
FAX: (916) 322-9705
E-mail: lsurgeon@oehha.ca.gov

Follow this link to download a copy of this notice

Follow this link to download the document: Proposed Child-Specific Reference Dose (chRD) for School Site Risk Assessment, Endosulfan

Follow this link to download the document: Proposed Child-Specific Benchmark Blood Lead Concentration For School Site Risk Assessment.

 
 
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