Community Environmental Advisory Commission (CEAC)

CEAC Regular Meeting Agenda

Thursday, April 4, 2013

7:00-9:00 PM

First Floor Conference Room, 2118 Milvia Street, Berkeley

 Agenda (PDF)* 

I.    Call to Order and Roll Call

II.    Action Minutes Review/Adoption: Review and adopt minutes from the meeting of February 7, 2013

III.   Report from the Chair

IV.  Comments from the Public (3 minute limit)

V.   Agenda Prioritization: Commissioners may re-arrange agenda

VI.  Reports from Subcommittees and Taskforces

a.  Watershed Subcommittee

VII   Toxics Management Division Report   

VIII.  Discussion/Action 

           a.  Adoption of March 7, 2013 Minutes      
           b.  Watershed Plan Report and Draft Work Plan

i.  Outreach with Public Works Commission on Work Plan to Implement the Streets and Watershed Bond [Measure M Expenditure Plan:  Development and Implementation]    

c.  Environmental Impacts of City Climate Action Plan

 d.  Chevron Refinery Fire:  Health Advisory Communications - Council Referral

i.  Request by Councilmember Capitelli - City Council Itme 16

ii.  A list of questions to consider for dealing with Air Quality emergency communication in Berkeley

e.  Reducing Exposure to Mercury in Dental Amalgam by Informed Consent

i.  Discuss next steps by CEAC on the Council Referral by Councilmember Capitelli - City Council Item 11

ii.  Draft Resolution on Reducing Exposure to Anthropogenic Mercury within the City of Berkeley

IX.  Announcements from Commissioners (3 minute limit)

X.   Communications to Commission

a.  Commissioner Goldhaber Communication on Amalgam

a.1. Response to Goldhaber

b.  Kris Homme Communication on Amalgam

c.  Dr. Oz Dental Amalgam Vapors Show: "Toxic Teeth: Are Mercury Fillings Making You Sick?" (part 2)

c.1. Response to Dr. Oz from CDA: "American Dental Association Objects to the Dr. Oz Show Segment on Dental Amalgam"

d. Love Legal Opinion of Dental Amalgam

d.1. Legislative Council Response to Love Legal Opinion

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

XII.  To be distributed

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

XIV.  Adjourn


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SB 343 Disclaimer
Any writings or documents provided to a majority of the Commission regarding any item on this agenda will be made available for public inspection at Toxic Management Division, Planning Department located at 2118 Milvia St, 3rd Floor, 94704.

Please request information from Nabil Al-Hadithy, Commission Secretary, by calling (510) 981-7460 or emailing

This meeting is being held in a wheelchair accessible location. To request a disability-related accommodation(s) to participate in the meeting, including auxiliary aids or services, please contact the Disability Services specialist at 981-6346 (V) or 981-7075 (TDD) at least three business days before the meeting date.

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