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Project Title: Review of the IRIS Process

PIN: DELS-BEST-11-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Environmental Studies & Toxicology

RSO:
Mantus, Ellen

Subject/Focus Area:
Environment and Environmental Studies


1st Meeting for the Review of the IRIS Process
September 17, 2012 - September 18, 2012
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001



If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Craig Philip
Email: cphilip@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-1942
Fax: 202-334-2752


Agenda:

*Online registration of the meeting is now closed. If you would like to attend the meeting you will have to register at the Keck Center at the start of the open session meeting.*

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
FIRST MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE TO REVIEW THE IRIS PROCESS

Open Session: September 17, 2012
National Academies Keck Center, Room 201
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
PH: 202-334-2017 / FAX 202-334-2752

AGENDA

1:00 Purpose of Open Session and Introduction of Committee Members
Jon Samet
Chair, Committee to Review the IRIS Process
Professor and Flora L. Thornton Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

1:15 EPA’s IRIS Program
Kenneth Olden
Director of the National Center for Environmental Assessment
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

1:30 Recent Changes in IRIS Assessment Development and Anticipated Future Changes
Vincent Cogliano
Acting Director of the Integrated Risk Information System Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

2:00 Workshop on Weight of Evidence – Discussion Session

EPA Staff and Committee to Review the IRIS Process

3:00 Open Microphone – Comments from the Audience

4:00 END PUBLIC SESSION

Note: If you are not able to attend the public session in person and would like to participate via teleconference, please contact Craig Philip at cphilip@nas.edu


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Jonathan Samet (chair)
Scott Bartell
Lisa Bero
Ann Bostrom
Kay Dickersin
David Dorman
David Eaton
Joe Garcia
Miguel Hernán
James House
Margaret MacDonell
Richard Scheines
Leonard Siegel
Robert Wallace (via teleconference)
Yiliang Zhu

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
1) Standard NRC discussion of policies, procedures, bias, and conflict of interest.
2) Committee’s statement of task and its approach to its task.
3) Information presented in the open session and submitted to the committee.
4) Schedule and agendas for future meetings and weight-of-evidence workshop.


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
1. EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System Program: Progress Report and Report to Congress. Sent to Ellen Mantus from Norman Birchfield, EPA. Received on August 20, 2012.

2. EPA’s Path Forward for the Integrated Risk Information System Program. Sent to Ellen Mantus from Norman Birchfield, EPA. Received on August 20, 2012.

3. Appendix E: Documentation of Implementation of the 2011 National Research Council Recommendations. From EPA 2012: Toxicological Review of Ammonia. Sent to Ellen Mantus from Norman Birchfield, EPA. Received on August 20, 2012.

4. Appendix D: Documentation of Implementation of the 2011 National Research Council Recommendations. From EPA 2012: Toxicological Review of Trimethylbenzene. Sent to Ellen Mantus from Norman Birchfield, EPA. Received on August 20, 2012.

5. Modernizing and Refocusing Human Health Risk Assessment. A PowerPoint presentation to the Committee to Review the IRIS Process by Dr. Kenneth Olden, EPA, on September 17, 2012, in Washington, DC.

6. Recent Changes in IRIS Assessment Development and Anticipated Future Changes. A PowerPoint presentation to the Committee to Review the IRIS Process by Dr. Vincent Cogliano, EPA, on September 17, 2012, in Washington, DC.

7. Letter from Kimberly Wise and Rick Becker, American Chemistry Council, to Ellen Mantus, dated September 13, 2012, with two appendices.

8. Notes for NRC Committee Meeting on IRIS from Richard Belzer, Regulatory Checkbook. Comments made to the Committee to Review the IRIS Process on September 17, 2012, in Washington, DC.

9. Extended Remarks by Charles Elkins made to the Committee to Review the IRIS Process on September 17, 2012, Washington, DC.

10. Comments for Review of the IRIS Process, submitted by Angus Macbeth, Sibley Austin, LLP, to Ellen Mantus on September 24, 2012.


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: September 25, 2012