Budget includes one more Work Group meeting we could schedule for January, if needed.
MN Chemical Regulation and Policy, Work Group Meeting 11/16/11
Minnesota Chemical Regulation and Policy Project Work Group Meeting November 16, 2011
Draft Recommendations1) Modernization of Federal Chemical Regulatory Scheme2) Research Project to Evaluate Alternative Risk Assessment Methodologies3) Improved Use of Science in Chemical Management Decision Making4) Promotion of Innovation and Economic Development through Green Chemistry
Phase I Opportunities1) Collaborative Approach• TSCA Reform – broadly supported principles drive recommendation• Risk Assessment Project – public-private partnership with Advisory Committee providing direction, oversight• CSAP Process – independent review, opportunities for public participation in process• Green Chem – Council is collaborative by design
Phase I Opportunities2) MN Unique/Appropriate• Risk Assessment Project – draws on, takes advantage of U of MN School of Public Health and relevant industries• CSAP Process – designed by Minnesota, for Minnesota• Green Chem – highlights capacity of higher ed institutions and private sector assets
Phase I Opportunities3) Resource Efficient/Promote Economic Development• TSCA Reform – focus on federal authority, much more efficient than a state-by-state approach• Risk Assessment Project – goal is faster, cheaper methodologies• CSAP Process – intended to shorten the debate and minimize uncertainty• Green Chem – identify alignment, synergies, benefit of working together across sectors
Phase I Opportunities4) Sound Science• TSCA Reform – sound science is reflected in principles• Risk Assessment Project – test and develop better methodologies• CSAP Process – inform decision makers with best available science, ad hoc members are scientific experts
Phase I Opportunities5) Information, Education, Communications• Risk Assessment Project – educate risk assessors about best available methods• CSAP Process – transparency in the process, access to results• Green Chem – raise public awareness, understanding
Final Report Outline • Executive Summary • Introduction – Background – Project Structure – Phase I Outcomes – Phase II Goals • Recommendations 1) Modernization of Federal Chemical Regulatory Scheme 2) Research Project to Evaluate Alternative Risk Assessment Methodologies 3) Improved Use of Science in Chemical Management Decision Making 4) Promotion of Innovation and Economic Development through Green Chemistry • Appendices – Work Group Roster – Charge to the Work Group – Resources and Additional Supporting Material/Examples – Public Comments received
Total Timeline: Client Legislature or Exec Branch 60 days12 – 18 months Charge Final (refined before Report to Client Staff work starts) 2 Agency Sr Scientists External Request to Amend Review of Panel Ad Hoc Findings Chemical Science OLA Advisory Panel Approval 30 days 1 year max
Project Roadmap December 7 – Work Group Meeting UROC – Room 105 1) Continue recommendation refinement 2) Finalize draft recommendations 3) Review draft report Early January 2012 or February 2012 • Online public comment period • Public Input Meeting #2 or “Launch” Event January 11 or 25 – Work Group Meeting 1) Finalize and approve report
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