Section 25302 - Science Advisory Board (California Code of Regulations)

§ 25302. Science Advisory Board

(a) There are created in the lead agency two Committees of the Science Advisory Board, the Carcinogen Identification Committee and the DART Identification Committee defined in paragraphs (1) and (2), respectively, of subsection (b) of Section 25102, to advise and assist the Governor and the Director in the implementation of Section 25249.8 of the Act.

(b)

(1) The Carcinogen Identification Committee shall be composed of no less than seven (7) members and no greater than eleven (11) members. Each member shall be an expert who has:

i completed a doctoral degree and has research experience in an area of specialization among the following: epidemiology, oncology, pathology, medicine, public health, statistics, biology, toxicology, and related fields; and

ii demonstrated ongoing expertise in the conduct of advanced scientific work of relevance to the identification of carcinogenic chemicals using generally accepted and scientifically valid principles and methodologies.

(2) The DART Identification Committee shall be composed of no less than seven (7) members and no greater than eleven (11) members. Each member shall be an expert who has:

i completed a doctoral degree and has research experience in an area of specialization among the following: epidemiology, developmental toxicology, reproductive toxicology, teratology, medicine, public health, statistics, biology, toxicology, and related fields; and

ii demonstrated ongoing expertise in the conduct of advanced scientific work of relevance to the identification of chemicals that pose reproductive or developmental hazards using generally accepted and scientifically valid principles and methodologies.

(3) The members of the Committees shall be appointed by the Governor and shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

The terms shall be for a period of four years, except that any person chosen to fill a vacancy shall be appointed only for the unexpired term of the member whom he or she succeeds. Members of each Committee shall be eligible for reappointment.

(c) The Carcinogen Identification Committee and the DART Identification Committee shall meet not less than once in any calendar year. The Governor shall designate from among the members of each Committee respective Chairpersons who will call and preside over Committee meetings, and shall designate an Executive Secretary who shall be a state employee who has expertise in one or more of the areas of specialization listed in subsection (b). Each Chairperson, with the consent of the other Committee members, shall designate from among the respective Committee members such subcommittees as may be appropriate in fully discharging the responsibilities of that Committee.

(d)

(1) Except as otherwise expressly authorized by statute, all meetings of the Committees, and all subcommittee meetings shall be open to the public and convened only after reasonable public notice of the meeting, including the date, time, location and agenda of items of business to be transacted or discussed, has been provided.

(2) All correspondence to or from the Committees, or any subcommittee shall be available for public inspection as provided in the Public Records Act (Government Code Section 6250 et seq.).

(e) Members of the Committees may be asked to provide advice and counsel both at formally convened Committee meetings and other subcommittee meetings and individually in response to written materials submitted to them by the lead agency, the Executive Secretary, or the Governor. Each of the two Committees shall act as a body in making recommendations to the Governor or the lead agency.

(f) A quorum of the Committee shall be a majority of the members appointed to the Committee. An affirmative vote of the majority of the appointed members shall be required for any action of each Committee. A vacancy on a Committee shall not impair the right of the remaining members to exercise all powers of the Committee.

(1. New section filed 2-24-88; operative 2-26-88 (Register 88, No. 11). 2. Amendment filed 11-1-93 as an emergency; operative 11-1-93 (Register 93, No. 45). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 3-1-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 3. Amendment refiled 2-25-94 as an emergency; operative 2-25-94 (Register 94, No. 8). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-27-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 4. Amendment refiled 6-16-94 as an emergency; operative 6-27-94 (Register 94, No. 24). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-25-94 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 5. Amendment refiled 10-24-94 as an emergency; operative 10-25-94 (Register 94, No. 43). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-22-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 6. Editorial correction of section heading and subsections (d)(1) and (2) (Register 94, No. 43). 7. Certificate of Compliance as to 10-24-94 order including amendment of section transmitted to OAL 2-22-95 and filed 4-5-95 (Register 95, No. 14). 8. Amendment filed 1-7-2003; operative 2-6-2003 (Register 2003, No. 2). 9. Change without regulatory effect renumbering title 22, section 12302 to title 27, section 25302, including amendment of subsection (a), filed 6-18-2008 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2008, No. 25). 10. Amendment of subsections (b)(1) and (b)(2) filed 4-16-2014; operative 7-1-2014 (Register 2014, No. 16).)

Note: Authority cited: Section 25249.12, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 25249.8, Health and Safety Code.

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