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August 13, 2018

Meeting:  CCLHO Environmental Health Committee

Date:  Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time:   10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location:   California Department of Public Health (CDPH)
1500 Capitol Avenue, Video Conference Room (Room 72.170)
Sacramento, CA 95814

This meeting is scheduled as noted above and is called under Section 100925 of the Health and Safety Code.  CCLHO will conduct the August Environmental Health Committee meeting in person and through WebEx.  Call Ashley Barbosa at (916) 440-7593 or Leah Northrop at (916) 440-7594 with questions at least one day prior to the meeting.

You may attend the CCLHO Environmental Health Committee meeting in person, teleconference or via WebEx.  See below for details.

1. IN PERSON:  Two parking lots are open on K Street between 15th and 16th Streets.  Please note that prior approval is required for Health Officer travel reimbursement.  Please also allow time to check in with security. 

 DIAL IN:  1-855-797-9485
 ACCESS CODE:  Enter Attendee access code:   920 876 282
 To "MUTE" OR "UNMUTE" your phone, PRESS *6

3. WEBEX:  By joining the meeting through your computer, you will be able to view any PowerPoint presentations and other meeting documents. 

If at any point you have difficulty using WebEx, please use the support link provided in the meeting invite.

Agendas for the CCLHO Environmental Health Committee meetings are posted on the CCLHO Environmental Health Committee Website.  



10:00 am Welcome and Introductions

Arnold Leff, MD, REHS, Health Officer, Santa Cruz; and Ed Moreno, MD, MPH, Health Officer, Monterey County, Environmental Health Committee Co-Chairs
• Introductions of new committee participants
• Action Item: Approval of prior meeting minutes
o Discussion
o Public Comment
o Vote
• Additional Updates
o Discussion
o Public Comment

10:10 am Legislative Stakeholder Updates

• California Association of Environmental Health Administrators (CAEHA), Justin Malan,
Executive Director
• Health Officers Association of California (HOAC), Kat DeBurgh, MPH, Executive Director
• Other Stakeholders
• Updates and discussion on pending legislation
o AB 626 (E. Garcia) Microenterprises: Home Kitchens
o AB 2524 (Wood) Catering Operation: Host Facilities
o SB 946 (Lara) Sidewalk Vending
o Other Environmental Health related legislation
o Discussion
o Public Comment

10:45 am Potential Guidance for Hazardous Materials Clean Up for New and Emerging Drugs

Edward Moreno, MD, MPH, Health Officer, Monterey County
• Discussion
• Public Comment

11:05 am Discussion of Evacuations and Mass Sheltering

 Arnold Leff, MD, REHS, Health Officer, Santa Cruz
• Discussion
• Public Comment

11:45 am California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) Current Activities

Greg Vlasek, Assistant Secretary, CalEPA or designee
• Discussion
• Public Comment

12:05 am Departmental Updates

• California Department of Public Health – Mark Starr, DVM, Deputy Director, Center for Environmental Health, CDPH
o Update on national primary drinking water reporting (drinking water chapter in the EOM update and interagency agreement)
o Update on cannabis regulations from CDPH
o Discussion
o Public Comment

• California Department of Food and Agriculture - Annette Jones, DVM, State Veterinarian, CDFA
o Changes to the cannabis regulations from CDFA
o Discussion
o Public Comment

12:25 pm Local Health Department Updates

• Health Officers – Arnold Leff, MD, REHS, Health Officer, Santa Cruz; and Edward Moreno, MD, MPH, Health Officer, Monterey County
o Current CDPH and CCLHO policies, staffing and practices for sharing scarce resources in emergency situations
o Availability of on-line or on-site Continuing Environmental Health Education for LHOs
o Discussion
o Public Comment

o Environmental Health Directors – Larry Fay, Santa Barbara County, Environmental Health Director and President, California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health, or designee
o Discussion
o Public Comment

12:50 pm Potential Agenda Items for Future Meetings

• Climate Change and Public Health issues
• Evacuations and mass shelters
• Valley Fever and state guidelines to protect employees
• Discussion
• Public Comment

12:55 pm Public Comment for Items Not on the Agenda

1:00 pm Adjourn

Additional Meeting Locations:

Nevada County Public Health Department
500 Crown Point Circle, Suite 110
Grass Valley, CA 95945

General Committee Information

CCLHO Environmental Health Committee Chairs

Arnold Leff, MD, REHS, Santa Cruz    Edward Moreno, MD, MPH, Monterey


California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health (CCDEH)

State and Federal Liaisons

Karen Smith, MD, MPH, Director & State Public Health Officer, CDPH
Susan Fanelli, Chief Deputy Director, Policy and Programs, CDPH
Mark Starr, DVM, MPVM, Center for Environmental Health, CDPH
Miren Klein, Center for Environmental Health, CDPH
Dave Mazzera, PhD, Division of Food, Drug and Cannabis Safety, CDPH
Anthony Chu, Division of Radiation Safety and Environmental Management, CDPH
Gil Chavez, MD, MPH, Center for Infectious Diseases, CDPH
Paul Kimsey, PhD, State Laboratory Director, CDPH
Vicki Kramer, PhD, Vector-Borne Disease Section, CDPH
Monica Morales, Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDPH
Rick Kreutzer, MD, MPH, Division of Environmental & Occupational Disease Control, CDPH
Linda Helland, Office of Health Equity, Climate and Health Team, CDPH
Jason Boetzer, California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)
Annette Jones, DVM, State Veterinarian, CDFA
Yvette Nonato, California Department of Pesticide Regulation
Yudhbir Sharma, DVM, District Manager, CA Office of Field Operations, USDA

Other Stakeholders

Kat DeBurgh, HOAC
Justin Malan, CAEHA


Please note that in accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meetings Act, this meeting is open to the public. The order of consideration of matters on this agenda may be changed without prior notice.  While CCLHO intends to webcast this meeting, it may not be possible to webcast the entire meeting due to limitations on resources.

The public shall be given the opportunity to address each listed agenda item before or during discussion or consideration by CCLHO members and prior to CCLHO members taking any action on said item.  Members of the public will be provided appropriate opportunities to comment on any issue before CCLHO, but the CCLHO President may, at his or her discretion, apportion available time among those who wish to speak.  Individuals may appear before CCLHO to discuss items not on the agenda; however, CCLHO can neither discuss nor take official action on these items at the time of the same meeting. (Government Code sections 11125, 11125.7)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
For individuals with disabilities, CDPH will provide assistive services such as sign-language interpretation, real-time captioning, note takers, reading or writing assistance, and conversion of training or meeting materials into Braille, large print, audiocassette, or computer disk. To request such services or copies in an alternate format, please call or write:

Office of Compliance - Civil Rights Unit
1300 17th Street, MS 0504
PO Box 997377
Sacramento, CA  95899-7377

California Relay 711/1-800-735-2929

Note: Providing your request at least five (5) business days before the meeting will help to ensure availability of the requested accommodation.​​

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