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Project Title: Review of the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens

PIN: DELS-BEST-12-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Environmental Studies & Toxicology

RSO:
Murray-Smith, Heidi

Subject/Focus Area:
Environment and Environmental Studies


Review of the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens
March 19, 2013 - March 20, 2013
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: Ricardo Payne
Email: rpayne@nas.edu
Phone: 202.334.3982
Fax: 202.334.2752


Agenda:



Joint Meeting: Committee to Review the Formaldehyde Assessment in the NTP 12th RoC and the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the NTP 12th RoC

Keck Center of the National Academies
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Main Meeting - Room 110; Overflow - Room 105*

1:00
Purpose of Public Session and Introduction of Committee Members
Jane Henney, M.D.,
Chair of the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the NTP 12th RoC;
Alfred Berg, M.D., M.P.H.,
Chair of the Committee to Review the Formaldehyde Assessment in the NTP 12th RoC

1:15
Opening Remarks, Study Background, and Study Expectations from the Sponsor
Wanda Jones, Dr.P.H,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


2:00
Presentation on the Report on Carcinogens
John Bucher, Ph.D.,
Associate Director, National Toxicology Program;
Director, Division of the National Toxicology Program,
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


4:00
Open Microphone – Comments from the Audience

5:30
Adjourn


NOTE: There is limited space and you will need to register in advance to reserve your seat. Please email your contact information to Ricardo Payne at rpayne@nas.edu to register.

* Due to public interest in this meeting and limited space, the main meeting room will be 110 and room 105 will be utilized as an overflow room. A live video of the meeting will be streamed into room 105. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Alfred O. Berg (chair)
John C. Bailar III
A. Jay Gandolfi
David Kriebel
John B. Morris
Kent E. Pinkerton
Ivan Rusyn
Toshihiro Shioda
Thomas J. Smith
Meir Wetzler
Lauren Zeise (via teleconference)
and Patrick Zweidler-McKay.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
1) Information presented during the public session.
2) The committee’s statement of task.
3) A draft report outline.
4) Writing assignments.
5) The need for speakers or additional information at future committee meetings.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
1. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
1/17/2013
CD containing all references from the background document for the formaldehyde assessment in the NTP 12th Report on Carcinogens.
a. List of references on CD.

2. Risotto, Steve. American Chemistry Council.
1/28/2013
Email to Heidi Murray-Smith, project study director.
Subject: Summary of recent ACC publications discussed with EPA.

3. Wolkoff, Peter. National Research Centre for the Working Environment.
2/19/2013
Email to Heidi Murray-Smith, project study director.
Attachment: Nielsen, G.D., S.T. Larsen, and P. Wolkoff. 2013. Recent trend in risk assessment of formaldehyde exposures from indoor air. Arch Toxicol. 87:73-98.

4. Sass, Jennifer. Natural Resources Defense Council.
2/25/2013
Email via Current Projects System.
Attachment: Center for Effective Government. 2013. Small Businesses, Public Health, and Scientific Integrity: Whose Interests Does the Office of Advocacy at the Small Business Administration Serve?

5. Sass, Jennifer. Natural Resources Defense Council.
2/25/2013
Email via Current Projects System.
Attachment: Center for Progressive Reform. 2013. Distorting the Interests of Small Business: How the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy’s Politicization of Small Business Concerns Undermines Public Health and Safety.

6. Mundt, Kenneth. ENVIRON; Rodricks, Joseph. ENVIRON; Checkoway, Harvey. University of Washington; Gentry, Robinan. ENVIRON; Boffetta, Paolo. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Mundt, Diane. ENVIRON; Albertini, Richard. University of Vermont; and Irons, Richard. Cinpathogen, Inc. and University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Center.
3/4/2013
Letter to Heidi Murray-Smith , project study director.
Subject: Key areas and issues related to the possible leukemogenicity of formaldehyde.

7. Cox, Tony. Cox Associates and University of Colorado.
3/12/2013
Email to Heidi Murray-Smith, project study director.
Attachment: Cox Jr., L.A. Improving Causal Inferences in Risk Analysis. Forthcoming paper in Risk Analysis.

8. Risotto, Stephen. American Chemistry Council.
3/12/2013
Letter to Alfred Berg, chair of the Committee to Review the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens
Subject: Background information for committee’s Review of the National Toxicology Program’s assessment of formaldehyde.
Attachment: Formaldehyde Science – Response to 2011 NAS Recommendations and References.

9. Risotto, Stephen. American Chemistry Council.
3/12/2013
Letter to Alfred Berg, chair of the Committee to Review the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens
Subject: Unpublished data from NCI-funded studies of formaldehyde.

10. Jones, Wanda. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
3/19/2013
PowerPoint presentation to the Committee to Review the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens and the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens in Washington, DC.
Title: HHS/NAS Contracts to Review Listing for Formaldehyde and Styrene in the 12th Report on Carcinogens.

11. Bucher, John. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
3/19/2013
PowerPoint presentation to the Committee to Review the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens and the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens in Washington, DC.
Title: Report on Carcinogens Overview.

12. Bucher, John. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
3/19/2013
PowerPoint presentation to the Committee to Review the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens and the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens in Washington, DC.
Title: 12th RoC Review Process and Listing Criteria.

13. Bucher, John. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
3/19/2013
PowerPoint presentation to the Committee to Review the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens and the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens in Washington, DC.
Title: Formaldehyde and Styrene Listings.

14. Natural Resources Defense Council.
3/19/2013
Letter to the Committee to Review of the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens and the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens. Remarks during public comment session.

15. Bus, James, Styron.
3/19/2013
PowerPoint presentation to the Committee to Review of the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens and the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens in Washington, DC. Presentation during public comment session.
Title: Styrene and Styrene Oxide Animal Data.

16. Collins, James J. Dow Chemical Company.
3/19/2013
PowerPoint presentation to the Committee to Review the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens and the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens in Washington, DC. Presentation during public comment session.
Title: Presentation to NAS Styrene Committee on Epidemiology.

17. Cruzan, George. Styrene Information and Research Center.
3/19/2013
PowerPoint presentation to the Committee to Review the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens and the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens in Washington, DC. Presentation during public comment session.
Title: Styrene Mode of Action.

18. Goodman, Julie E. National Marine Manufacturers Association.
3/19/2013
PowerPoint presentation to the Committee to Review the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens and the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens in Washington, DC. Presentation during public comment session.
Title: Evidence-Based Evaluation of Styrene and Human Cancer.
19. Kearns, Mary. Herban Lifestyle.
3/19/2013
Letter to the Committee to Review of the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens and the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens. Remarks during public comment session.

20. Scranton, Alexandra. Women's Voices for the Earth.
3/19/2013.
Email via Current Projects System.
Subject: Comments on review of styrene and formaldehyde assessments

21. Risotto, Steve, American Chemistry Council.
3/19/2013
PowerPoint slide to the Committee to Review the Formaldehyde Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens and the Committee to Review the Styrene Assessment in the National Toxicology Program 12th Report on Carcinogens in Washington, DC. Presented during public comment session.
Slide Subject: NPC - NCI’s Highest Peak Exposure Association Driven by Plant 1.

22. Collins, James. Dow Chemical Company.
3/20/2013
Email to Heidi Murray Smith, project study director.
Attachment: Collins and Bodner (2012). Cancer Mortality of Workers Exposed to Styrene in the US Reinforced Plastics and Composite Industry.

23. Risotto, Steve. American Chemistry Council
3/20/2013
Email to Heidi Murray-Smith, project study director.
Attachment: ACC’s Formaldehyde Panel Comments for the NAS RoC Committee.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 26, 2013