The state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, online via WebEx.
In addition to updates from Department of Environmental Quality and Department of Health and Human Services staff, DEQ staff will present information regarding the EPA’s reference doses for PFOA, PFOS, GenX and PFBS, bioaccumulation factors and their
potential use, as well as the status of the consent order toxicity studies and this summer’s fish and water collection efforts. For details, see the agenda.
The public is invited to attend the meeting online or by phone at 1-415-655-0003, access code 2420 026 5211. Organizers ask those dialing in to mute their phone upon entering.
To speak during the meeting, register online by 5 p.m. Friday, July 29.
The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board is made up of 13 experts in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering and other related fields that assist the state’s environmental and health and human services departments by recommending reviews and evaluations of contaminants, acting as consultants on DEQ’s determinations to regulate contaminants, and helping the agencies identify contaminants of concern and determine which contaminants should be studied further.