Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment

Children's Health at OEHHA

Announcement of a Public Comment Period and Public Workshop Public comments on the child-specific Reference Dose (chRD) for atrazine and deltamethrin for use in assessing health risks at existing and proposed School Sites
[01/26/06]

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) of the California Environmental Protection Agency is making available for review and comment the Draft Report “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, Atrazine and Deltamethrin.” The draft report can be downloaded from the OEHHA website at www.oehha.ca.gov. 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) or chRDs for those chemical contaminants until the contaminants identified have been exhausted. ChRDs for atrazine and deltamethrin 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 also be held from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM on February 17, 2006, in the Sierra Hearing Room on the second floor of the Joe Serna (Cal/EPA headquarters) Building, 1001 I Street, Sacramento. Oral and written comments received at the workshop and during the comment period will be considered during the revision of the draft document. Because there will be no official transcript of the meeting, we recommend that oral comments also be submitted in writing. On a parallel track, OEHHA will be seeking comments from an external peer review panel of experts. OEHHA requests that comments on this draft report be delivered to OEHHA by 5:00 p.m. March 13, 2006. Comments received by that date will be considered in revision of the document.

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:

Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
FAX: (916) 322-9705

Follow this link to download a copy of the Draft document: 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, Atrazine and Deltamethrin

 
 
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