March 19, 2019 - 10:00am

Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street, Tower Building, Room T-607
Austin, TX

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The Toxic Substances Coordinating Committee will meet to discuss and possibly act on the following agenda:

  1. Call to order and welcome visitors
  2. Approval of minutes dated December 18, 2018
  3. Presenter: Dr. Chad Thompson, Managing Scientist, ToxStrategies, Inc.
    Topic: "Integration of MOA data, dose response assessments, and public health; CrVI chronic oral RfD"
  4. Subcommittee reports:
    1. Harmful Algal Bloom workgroup meeting update
    2. Fish Sampling subcommittee meeting update
    3. Environmental Health and Toxicology workgroup update
  5. Agency updates on policy and/or legislative issues:
    1. Texas Department of State Health Services
    2. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
    3. Texas Department of Agriculture
    4. Railroad Commission of Texas
    5. Texas Department of Public Safety
    6. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  6. Public comments
  7. Review of upcoming meetings:
    1. March 19, 2019 - ToxStrategies, 10:00 AM; DSHS, Room T-607 - Chad Thompson
    2. June 18, 2019 – TBD
    3. September 17, 2019 - Baylor, 10:00 AM; DSHS, Room T-607 - Bryan Brooks
    4. December 17, 2019 - Modern Geosciences, 10:00 AM; DSHS, Room T-607 - Kenneth Tramm
  8. Adjourn

Contacts for agenda: Chair: Heidi Bojes, heidi.bojes@dshs.texas.gov, or Versa Burnett, versa.burnett@dshs.texas.gov, Department of State Health Services, 1100 West 49th Street, Tower Building, Suite T-701, Austin, Texas 78756, Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch, 800-588-1248 x6532.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and require auxiliary aids or services are asked to contact:

Versa Burnett, Environmental Epidemiology and Disease Registries Section, Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology Branch, MC 1964, Department of State Health Services, Physical Address: 1100 West 49th Street, Suite T-701, Austin, TX 78756, Mailing Address: PO Box 149347, Austin, Texas, 78714-9347, Phone: 512-776-6532, Fax: 512-776-7776 or Email: versa.burnett@dshs.texas.gov.

Please allow at least 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements may be made.

TSCC Mission:
Our mission is to protect and promote the health of the people of Texas through the prevention and control of adverse health effects related to toxic substances and harmful physical agents. This is accomplished through interagency coordination of regulation development, health risk assessments, cooperative studies, information dissemination, and public education efforts.

This meeting is open to the public. No reservations are required, and there is no cost to attend this meeting.