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STROCK SETS PROPOSITION 65 REVIEW

 STROCK SETS PROPOSITION 65 REVIEW
 SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Secretary for


Environmental Protection James M. Strock today announced the formation of a select review panel to advise him on the implementation of Proposition 65 (the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986).
 "Proposition 65 has been on the books for five years," Secretary Strock said. "This anniversary, together with the creation of Cal/EPA, presents an ideal time for us to take stock of what has been achieved to date and to chart a course for the future."
 Secretary Strock is asking the panel to evaluate the success of Proposition 65, and to identify implementation problems which affect both industry and the enforcement community. The purpose of the review is to build upon the accomplishments of the law, improving industry compliance and enhancing government enforcement efforts at the same time.
 "We expect to increase the level of Proposition 65's success," Secretary Strock said. "We are looking for ways to fine tune an already excellent mechanism for guarding public health and the environment."
 The panel includes environmental, industry and scientific experts who have closely followed Proposition 65 implementation and enforcement issues. The work of the panel will be coordinated by Assistant Cal/EPA secretary Charles M. Shulock. Staff support will be provided by Peter Baldridge, chief counsel to Cal/EPA's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment.
 Secretary Strock has asked the panel to complete its review and report back to him by Feb. 7, 1992. The panel will hold three public meetings on Dec. 19, Jan. 9 and Jan. 30. All three meetings will be in the Continental Plaza Auditorium, 601 North 7th St., Sacramento.
 In a related effort, Secretary Strock has released a questionnaire intended to ascertain the effect to date of Proposition 65 on California businesses. The questionnaire will be circulated to businesses, enforcement agencies and public interest groups. Results of the questionnaire will be incorporated into the overall review process.
 A list of review panel members follows. Please call 916-324-9670 to request a copy of the questionnaire.
 MEMBERSHIP
 CAL-EPA PROPOSITION 65 REVIEW PANEL
 Stephen P. Berzon, Esq.
 Altschuler & Berzon
 Michelle Corash, Esq.
 Morrison & Foerster
 Dr. John Froines
 School of Public Health
 University of California at Los Angeles
 Jaspar Hempel, Esq.
 Western Growers' Association
 Leslie D. Howe
 California Retailers' Association
 John M. Hunter, Esq.
 Environmental Working Group
 Al Meyerhoff, Esq.
 Natural Resources Defense Council
 Jack A. Moore
 Institute for Evaluating Health Risks
 Mark S. Pollock, Esq.
 Solano County
 David Roe, Esq.
 Environmental Defense Fund
 William Thomas, Esq.
 Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather & Geraldson
 Ed Weil, Esq.
 Attorney General's Office
 Small Business Representative
 (To be determined)
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 /CONTACT: Chris Peck of California Environmental Protection Agency, 916-324-9670/ CO: California Environmental Protection Agency ST: California IN: SU:


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