• Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads


Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide
  • Budget includes one more Work Group meeting we could schedule for January, if needed.


  • 1. Minnesota Chemical Regulation and Policy Project
    Work Group Meeting
    October 5, 2011
  • 2. Public Meeting Oct. 12
    5:00 Welcome and Introductions
    Project Background and Overview Draft Proposals
    5:30 Roundtable Discussions/Input Sessions
    Policy and Risk Management
    Science and Risk Assessment
    Green Chemistry
    6:30 Reconvene and Report Back
    7:00 Close
  • 3. Oct. 12 Presentation Outline
    Environmental Initiative Intro (who we are)
    Project Background
    Phase I Outcomes (Opportunities)
    Phase II Charge
    Project Structure
    Intro to Draft Proposals
    Green Chemistry
  • 4. Green Chemistry Proposal
    Recommendation: Create a Minnesota Green Chemistry Innovation Council by Governor’s Executive Order
    Increase economic development through the promotion of new Green Chemistry businesses in Minnesota;
    Improve the sustainability and access to markets of existing Minnesota businesses through Green Chemistry process improvements and product development.
    Function: Develop and recommend strategies to:
    Identify sources of funding and incentives;
    Promote collaboration and synergies between entities;
    Identify ways to align existing initiatives and interests;
    Raise public awareness of Minnesota Green Chemistry businesses and products.
    Structure: Cross-sector membership TBD to demonstrate public and private-sector leadership and engagement
  • 5. Science and Risk Assessment Proposal
    Recommendation: Implement a project to test alternative risk assessment methodologies to improve risk assessment in MN
    Need: Identify and analyze new or underutilized risk assessment approaches enable better riskmanagement decision-making. Guiding principles and priorities for adopting new approaches include:
    increased precision and accuracy;
    decreased uncertainty;
    utilizing chemical mode of action information;
    accounting for cumulative risk;
    cost effectiveness and efficiency; and
    high level of confidence in the data and risk assessment conclusions by all stakeholders.
    Function: 2 Phases
    Phase 1 – inventory existing methods, data requirements, and relevant policy implications
    Phase 2 – test and analyze alternative methods (vs. standard approaches) against the guiding principles
    Structure: Assessment and analysis performed by a UMN graduate student with oversight and advisement from a cross-sector project advisory committee
  • 6. Recommendation: Create a Chemical Science Advisory Panel (CSAP) for the State of Minnesota
    Need: provide a forum for scientific discussion and debate outside the policy realm
    Structure: 6 members from the scientific community appointed to serve on the panel with the ability to call in other experts as needed on an ad hoc basis
    Function: the CSAP will serve as an independent advisory body and will respond to specific requests (charges) from either the legislative or executive branch
    Policy and Risk Management Proposal
  • 7. Pathway for inputs and outputs of the Chemical Science Advisory Panel (CSAP)
    Executive Branch
    60 days
    Full Report
    • 2/3 majority
    LAC viaLegislative Auditor
    Legislative Branch
    Committee Chair or Legislator
    Relevant to MN environment or population
    Disputed issue of science where independent review is helpful
  • 12. Project Roadmap & Milestones
    October 12 – Public Input Meeting #15:00 – 7:00 pm; Wellstone Center, St. Paul
    October 26 – Work Group Meeting
    Review public input
    Revise and refine recommendations
    Further discussion of outreach and implementation plan
    November 16 – Work Group Meeting
    Revise and refine recommendations
    Review draft Final Report outline
    Prepare for Public Input Meeting (TBD)
    Date TBDStakeholder Input Meeting #2
    December 7 – Work Group Meeting
    Finalize and approve recommendations
    January 2012 – Final Report complete
  • 13. Meeting Schedule & Locations
    October 12 Public Input Mtg – Wellstone Ctr
    October 26 Work Group Mtg – UROC
    November 16 Work Group Mtg – SPSC
    Date TBD: Stakeholder Input Group Meeting #2
    December 7 Work Group Mtg– UROC
  • 14. Collaborative approach
    MN unique/appropriate
    Resource efficient/promote economic development
    Sound science
    Information, education, communications
    Major Themes from Phase I Opportunities