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MN Chemical Regulation and Policy, Work Group Meeting 10/5/11
MN Chemical Regulation and Policy, Work Group Meeting 10/5/11
MN Chemical Regulation and Policy, Work Group Meeting 10/5/11
MN Chemical Regulation and Policy, Work Group Meeting 10/5/11
MN Chemical Regulation and Policy, Work Group Meeting 10/5/11
MN Chemical Regulation and Policy, Work Group Meeting 10/5/11
MN Chemical Regulation and Policy, Work Group Meeting 10/5/11
MN Chemical Regulation and Policy, Work Group Meeting 10/5/11
MN Chemical Regulation and Policy, Work Group Meeting 10/5/11
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MN Chemical Regulation and Policy, Work Group Meeting 10/5/11

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  • Budget includes one more Work Group meeting we could schedule for January, if needed.
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    • 1. Minnesota Chemical Regulation and Policy Project
      Work Group Meeting
      October 5, 2011
    • 2. Public Meeting Oct. 12
      AGENDA
      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
      Purpose
      Funders
      Phase I Outcomes (Opportunities)
      Phase II Charge
      Project Structure
      Intro to Draft Proposals
      Policy
      Science
      Green Chemistry
    • 4. Green Chemistry Proposal
      Recommendation: Create a Minnesota Green Chemistry Innovation Council by Governor’s Executive Order
      Need:
      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)
      Criteria
      Executive Branch
      MPCA/MDH
      Commissioner
      Charge
      60 days
      Proposal
      Full Report
      • 2/3 majority
      CSAP
      Charge
      LAC viaLegislative Auditor
      Legislative Branch
      Committee Chair or Legislator
      Criteria
      Criteria
      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
      http://www.environmental-initiative.org
    • 14. Collaborative approach
      MN unique/appropriate
      Resource efficient/promote economic development
      Sound science
      Information, education, communications
      Major Themes from Phase I Opportunities

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