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National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT)
Endocrine Disruptor Methods Validation Subcommittee (EDMVS)
Meeting by Conference Call - December 4, 2002 (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon EST)

Proposed Agenda

Members of the public may join this conference call in person at the conference room in the RESOLVE offices at 1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 275, Washington, DC. To register to participate by phone, please contact Jane Smith, designated federal official for the EDMVS, at smith.jane-scott@epa.gov or (202) 564-8476. Also note that members of the public who would like to make comments during the conference call need to contact Ms. Smith prior to the

Meeting Objective

10:00 - 10:05 Phoning in

10:05 - 10:10 Welcome and Opening Comments

10:10 - 10:30 Fish Lifecycle DRP (Tier II) Presentation

Dr. Les Touart, Office of Science Coordination and Policy (OSCP), EPA

10:30 - 11:40 Discussion on Fish Lifecycle DRP

The purpose of this DRP is to define the basis and purpose of the proposed two generation test for evaluating endocrine effects. The DRP summarizes, explains, and documents decisions regarding the relevant principles, methods, and techniques recommended for an initial protocol with four candidate species of fish (fathead minnow, zebrafish, medaka, and sheepshead minnow), and identifies issues that might require prevalidation studies to adequately address information gaps. Please use the following questions as a guide for your feedback to EDSP:

  1. Does the EDMVS agree that the two-generation method recommended and applicable to four species of fish is appropriate?

  2. Does the EDMVS agree that prevalidation should evaluate the increased sensitivity of a two-generation design over the existing fish full life-cycle standard practice?

  3. Does the EDMVS agree that prevalidation should demonstrate the sensitivity and reproducibility for each species in the recommended protocol?

  4. Does the EDMVS have suggestions to improve the DRP?

11:40 - 11:55 Public Comment

Members of the public who would like to make comments during the conference call must contact Jane Smith, designated federal official for the EDMVS, at smith.jane-scott@epa.gov or (202) 564-8476. Members of the public are requested to focus their comments on issues related to the Fish Lifecycle DRP to the extent possible.

11:55 - 12:00 Next Steps

12:00 Adjourn

 


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