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Project Title: Guidance for and Review of EPA's IRIS Toxicological Assessment of Inorganic Arsenic

PIN: DELS-BEST-12-01         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit:
Board on Environmental Studies & Toxicology

RSO:
Martel, Susan

Subject/Focus Area:
Environment and Environmental Studies; Policy for Science and Technology


Guidance for and Review of EPA's IRIS Toxicological Assessment of Inorganic Arsenic
January 24, 2013 - January 25, 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: Tamara Dawson
Email: tdawson@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2776
Fax: 202-334-2752


Agenda:

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited space, advanced registration is required to attend the public session. Send an email to tdawson@nas.edu with the Subject Header "NRC Inorganic Arsenic Public Session" and request to attend in person or by phone conference.

First Meeting: January 24, 2013
National Academies
Keck Center
500 Fifth Street NW
Room 101
Washington, DC

PUBLIC AGENDA

12:45
Registration for Public Session

1:00
Welcome, Introductions, Process for Open Session
Joseph Graziano, Chair

1:10
EPA’s IRIS Program
Kenneth Olden, Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment
Vincent Cogliano, Acting Director of the Integrated Risk Information System Program

1:40
Statement of Task and EPA Expectations
Reeder Sams, Acting Deputy Director, National Center for Environmental Assessment

2:10
Key Issues on Developing the IRIS Assessment of Inorganic Arsenic
Janice Lee, Co-chemical Manager for Inorganic Arsenic, National Center for Environmental Assessment
John Cowden, Co-chemical Manager for Inorganic Arsenic, National Center for Environmental Assessment

2:50
FDA and EPA Collaborative Efforts on Inorganic Arsenic Human Health Assessment
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Senior Advisor for Toxicology, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition

3:15
Break

3:30
Discussion of topics and potential speakers for April workshop

4:30
Open Microphone for Public Comment
Each speaker has a maximum time limit of 5 minutes. Accompanying written materials are encouraged.

5:30
Adjourn Public Session


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Joseph Graziano (Chair)
Habibul Ahsan
Sandra Baird
Aaron Barchowsky
Hugh Barton
Gary Carlson
Mary Davis
Yvonne Dragan
Rebecca Fry
Chris Gennings
Gary Ginsberg
Margaret Karagas (via conference call)
James MacDonald
Ana Navas-Acien
I. Glenn Sipes (via conference call)
Marie Vahter
and Robert Wright.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
1. Standard NRC discussion of policies, procedures, conflict of interest, and bias
2. Committee expertise and balance
3. Interpretation of the statement of task, workshop topics and speakers, and draft report outline


The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
IA-1
Kathy Burns, Sciencecorps
Email with attachment
January 23, 2013
a. Sciencecorps re As planning and scope 1-22-13.docx
b. Sciencecorps re As race & CVD final 1-9-13.doc

IA-2
John Cowden, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Assessment
January 23, 2013
Email with attachment
Jan NAS presentations Sams_Lee_Cowden - final - 01.23.13.pptx
(Sams, R. 2013. Key Issues on Developing the IRIS Assessment of Inorganic Arsenic [Power Point presentation]; Lee, J. 2013. Partner and Stakeholder Needs for the IRIS Assessment of Inorganic Arsenic [Power Point presentation]; Cowden, J. 2013. Key Issues for Developing the IRIS Assessment of Inorganic Arsenic [Power Point presentation])

IA-3
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
January 24, 2013
Fitzpatrick, S. 2013. FDA Activities on Arsenic. (Power Point Presentation)

IA-4
Michael Hansen, Consumers Union
January 24, 2013
Hansen, M. 2013. Comments of Consumers Union to National Research Council’s Guidance for and Review of EPA’s IRIS Toxicological Assessment of Inorganic Arsenic.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: January 29, 2013