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Status Updates

June 23, 2009

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 5
77 W. Jackson Boulevard - Chicago, Illinois

DIAL-IN NUMBER: (866) 299-3188
CODE: 17190

1:00pm Welcoming Remarks, Introductions
Alan Waffle, Environment Canada, EPOD, "IJC Work Group addressing Chemicals of Emerging Concern" [PDF 29Kb, 12 pages] 
Ted Smith USEPA, Great Lakes National Program Office
1:15pm Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement Revision – Status Update
James Schardt, USEPA, Great Lakes National Program Office
Linda Klaamas, Environment Canada
1:30pm UNEP POPs Conference of Parties 4 Meeting Outcomes US Perspectives
Karrisa Kovner, USEPA, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics 

Canadian Perspectives – Nav Khera
Environment Canada, Chemicals Management Division
2:00pm US EPA Strategic Plan for Evaluating Toxicity of Chemicals
Keith Houck, Ph.D. USEPA, National Center for Computational Toxicology, "Overview and Update on EPA’s ToxCast Chemical Prioritization Project" [PDF 1,304Kb, 31 pages]
2:30pm IJC Contaminants of Emerging Concern Near Shore Workgroup Recommendations
Alan Waffle Environment Canada, EPOD 
3:00pm Great Lakes Restoration Initiative – Status Update on Toxics
Ted Smith, USEPA, Great Lakes National Program Office, "Great Lakes Restoration Initiative" [PDF 37Kb, 10 pages]  
3:30pm Next Steps for GLBTS

Next Meeting: September 22, 23, 2009 - Chicago, IL


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