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Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board to Meet

The public can listen in and comment during the state Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board meeting set for 10 a.m. Oct. 5, meeting via WebEx.

No meeting agenda has been announced.

Connect to the online meeting or listen by phone at 1-415-655-0003 US TOLL, Access Code: 171 290 6978. Mute your telephone upon entering.

Register by 5 p.m. Oct. 1 to speak. Use https://www.webex.com/test-meeting.html to test the computer’s WebEx capabilities before the digital public hearing.

The Secretaries’ Science Advisory Board includes 16 experts in toxicology, public health, ecology, engineering and other related fields.

The board assists the state departments of Environmental Quality and Health and Human Services by recommending reviews and evaluations of contaminants, acting as consultants on DEQ’s determinations to regulate contaminants, and helping the agencies identify contaminants of concern and determine which contaminants should be studied further.

To  hear recordings of past meetings, visit: https://deq.nc.gov/news/hot-topics/genx-investigation/secretaries-science-advisory-board.

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