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Endocrine Disrupters Screening and Testing Advisory Committee (EDSTAC)
Fifth Plenary Meeting

October 7-8, 1997
LaGuardia Marriott, New York, NY

Tuesday, October 7

8:30 a.m.   --    Coffee Available

9:00 a.m.   --    Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review

9:15 a.m.   --    Overview Presentation by the Priority Setting Work Group (PSWG) of Proposed Additions to the EDSTAC Conceptual Framework

9:45 a.m.   --    Discussion of Key Elements of the PSWG's Proposed Additions to the   Conceptual Framework including:

a) introduction of a time dimension and phased approach;
b) use of a parallel track approach during Phase I to allow for screening and testing of priority chemicals concurrent with systematic priority setting for the remainder;
c) clear delineation of a set of criteria (currently eleven) that can be used to identify chemicals that will be a priority for screening and testing during Phase I of the program;
d) incorporation of the use of High Throughput Pre-Screening (HTPS) into the Phase I of the program for the purpose of generating information on the potential for endocrine disruption activity that would not otherwise be available in the absence of the use of HTPS;
e) use of a two-by-two matrix (as distinguished from the three-by-three matrix discussed at the last plenary) to systematically integrate effects- and exposure-related information into the effort to sort and prioritize chemicals for screening and testing subsequent to Phase I of the program; and
f) the incorporation of a nominations process into the EDSTAC Conceptual Framework to allow for public nominations of chemicals that should be screened for endocrine disruption.

10:30 a.m.   --    Break

10:45 a.m.   --    Continue Discussion of Proposed Additions to the Conceptual Framework

12:00 p.m.   --    No Host Lunch

1:15 p.m.   --    Presentation and Discussion of PSWG Molecular Attribute Sorting Criteria

2:00 p.m.   --    Presentation and Discussion of High Throughput Pre-Screening (HTPS) Discussion Paper from the HTPS Task Group (building upon the preliminary discussion of HTPS that will occur in the morning)

2:45 p.m.   --    Break

3:15 p.m.   --    Overview Presentation of Issues and Options Developed by the Screening and Testing Work Group (STWG)

3:45 p.m.   --    Discussion of the T1S Battery Components Being Considered by the STWG

5:00 p.m.   --    Adjourn for Dinner

7:00 p.m.   --    Public Comment -- Members of the public will be given an opportunity to comment on any aspect of the EDSTAC process. The precise amount of time given to each individual will depend on the number of people wishing to provide comment during this time period.

9:30 p.m.   --    Adjourn for Evening

Wednesday, October 8

8:00 a.m.   --     Coffee Available

8:30 a.m.   --     Discussion of Any Additional Issues Raised by the STWG Presentation

9:30 a.m.   --     Discussion of Any Unresolved Issues Raised by the PSWG Presentation

10:30 a.m.   --     Break

10:45 a.m.   --     Update and Discussion of Communication and Outreach Work Group (COWG) Activities 

12:30 a.m.   --     No Host Lunch

1:45 p.m.   --     Update on Status of the National Research Council's Endocrine Disruptor Panel

2:00 p.m.   --     Update on OECD Activities by Herman Koeter

2:45 p.m.   --     Reflections on the EDSTAC Schedule, Timelines, and Decisions About Next Steps

3:45 p.m.   --     Feedback on the New York Plenary Meeting and the EDSTAC Process in General

4:00 p.m.   --     Adjourn

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