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The Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office on Wednesday announced a public meeting of the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee's (CASAC) Sulfur Oxides Primary NAAQS Review Panel to conduct a peer review of the EPA's Risk and Exposure Assessment to Support the Review of the SO2 Primary National Ambient Air Quality Standards: Second Draft.
The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 16, 2009 through 1 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2009 at the Sheraton Chapel Hill Hotel, Chapel Hill, N.C.
The EPA is in the process of reviewing the primary NAAQS forSO2, an indicator for SOX. Primary standards set limits to protect public health, including the health of ``sensitive'' populations such as asthmatics, children, and the elderly.
The committee has previously provided consultative advice on the EPA's Integrated Plans for Review of the Primary NAAQS for NO2 and SO2 and conducted peer review of the first and second drafts of the EPA's Integrated Science Assessment for Sulfur Oxides--Health Criteria. CASAC also provided consultative advice on scope and methods, and conducted peer review of the agency's risk and exposure assessment.