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**NOTICE--DATE CHANGE EPA’S ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO MEET IN NEW YORK
Release Date: 09/29/97
FOR RELEASE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1997
EPA’S ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO MEET IN NEW YORK
The fifth meeting of EPA’s Endocrine Disruptors Screening and Testing Advisory Committee (EDSTAC) will be held at the La Guardia Marriott, l02--5 Ditmars Blvd., East Elmhurst, N.Y., Oct. 7-8 (hotel phone: 718-565-8900; guest fax: 718-899-0764). Three committee work groups will make progress reports and presentations: Screening and Testing; Priority Setting; and Communications and Outreach. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. A public comment period will be held on Tuesday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.. The two- day meeting is scheduled to adjourn at 4 p.m. on Oct. 8. The EDSTAC was established in November 1996 to advise the Agency on developing a strategy to screen and test chemicals, including pesticides, for their potential to disrupt endocrine functions in humans, fish and other
wildlife. The 1996 Food Quality Protection Act and the l996 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act require EPA to establish a screening and testing program for endocrine disrupting chemicals. Representation on the committee include government, industry, academia, public health and public interest groups. Information about EDSTAC-related documents and meetings can be found on the EDSTAC Web Site at http://www.epa.gov./opptintr/opptendo/index.htm or by calling Tutti Otteson, The Keystone Center, 970-468-5822; fax: 970-262-0152. The Keystone’s Center’s address is: P.O. Box 8606, Keystone, Colo. 80435.
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