Draft Report: Child-Specific Reference Doses (chRDs) for School Site Risk Assessment: Endosulfan and Lead

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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 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, Endosulfan” and the draft report “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 was 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 recommended that oral comments also be submitted in writing.
  • OEHHA requested comments on these draft reports be delivered to OEHHA by 5:00 p.m. on May 1, 2006. Comments received by that date were considered in revision of the documents.  The draft documents and a pdf version of this notice are available in the downloads section below.

If you would like to receive further information on this announcement or have questions, please contact Carmen Milanes by email at carmen.milanes@oehha.ca.gov, by phone at (916) 323-4153, or by mail at the address below. Written requests or comments should be addressed to:

Carmen Milanes
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
P.O. Box 4010, MS-12B
1001 I Street
Sacramento, California 95812-4010
FAX: (916) 322-9705