Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC)

Regular Meeting Agenda 

Thursday, November 1, 2012 
7:00 to 9:00 PM 
First Floor Conference Room, 2118 Milvia Street, Berkeley

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I.     Call to Order and Roll Call

II.     Action Minutes Review/Adoption: Review and adopt minutes from the meeting of September 6, 2012

III.    CEAC Action Tracker

IV.   Report from the Chair

V.    Comments from the Public (3 minute limit)

VI.   Agenda Prioritization: Commissioners may re-arrange agenda

VII.  Reports from Subcommittees and Taskforces

VIII   Toxics Management Division Report

A)  Site clean-up projects pending public participation
      1.  2996 Shattuck Avenue

B)  AB 1701 clean-up code

 IX.   Discussion/Action

A)  Adoption of minutes of October 4, 2012 meeting

B)   Use of Anthropogenic Mercury Within the City of Berkeley - Council Referral 

1.  Dangerous Mercury in CFLs?

2.  Dental Materials Fact Sheet

3.  FDA webpage on amalgam

4.  The Toxic Effects of the Mercury in Dental Amalgam Fillings on the Environment and Human Health 

Berkeley Mercury Thermometer Exchange Program, 2004       

6.  Management of Amalgam Waste

7.  Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Health Advisory - Eating San Francisco Bay Fish

8.  Chronic Mercury Poisoning       

C)  General Obligation Bond for Street and Related Watershed Improvements

D)  Sustainable fisheries labeling

1.  Sustainable Fisheries and Marine Ecosystems

2.  Certified Fisheries 

3.  Traceability Efforts in the Seafood Industry

4.  Seafood Mislabeling

X.    Announcements from Commissioners (3 minute limit)

XI.   Communications to Commission

XII.   Information Items: May be moved to action by majority vote     

A)  Department of Energy letter approving modified monitoring of Tritium 

XIII.  To be distributed

XIV. Next Agenda: Discussion/Action items proposed for future agenda

XV.  Adjourn



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