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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Health Impact Assessment of Shale Gas Extraction: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18376.
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Agenda

WORKSHOP ON THE HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF NEW ENERGY SOURCES: SHALE GAS EXTRACTION

Sponsored by
Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine

April 30–May 1, 2012
House of Sweden
2900 K Street NW, Washington, DC

Workshop Goals and Objectives

  1. Use shale gas extraction to explore the health impacts of emerging energy technologies.
  2. Application of health impact assessments to identify ways to mitigate adverse health effects; state of the science.
  3. Identify direct and indirect health risks and solutions from a cradle-to-grave approach. Draw from analogous conditions when data are incomplete.
  4. Identify vulnerable populations and stakeholders.
  5. Describe research questions, data sources, data gaps, and how to address uncertainty. Identify opportunities to draw from insights from similar and well-characterized operations conducted in different regions of the country or world.
  6. Discuss next steps for stakeholders.
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Health Impact Assessment of Shale Gas Extraction: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18376.
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Day 1—April 30
 
8:00 a.m.

Welcome

Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D.

President, Institute of Medicine

 
8:10 a.m.

Opening

Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.P.H.

Vice Chair, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine

Dean, School of Public Health, George Washington University

 
8:20 a.m.

Charge of the Workshop

Christopher J. Portier, Ph.D.

Director, National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 
8:35 a.m.

Hydraulic Fracturing: Accessing Shale and Tight Gas

David Cole, M.S.

Regional Discipline Leader—Production

Technology/Chemistry

Shell Upstream Americas

 
8:55 a.m.

Health Impact Assessment for Shale Gas Extraction

Aaron Wernham, M.D., M.S.

Project Director, Health Impact Project

Pew Charitable Trusts

 
9:15 a.m.

Discussion

Moderator: Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.P.H.

 
9:35 a.m. BREAK
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Health Impact Assessment of Shale Gas Extraction: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18376.
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9:50 a.m.

Setting the Stage for Health: Why Fracking, Why Now?: Identifying Key Issues That Are Unique and Potential Priorities

Linda A. McCauley, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, FAAOHN

Dean, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Emory University

 
10:10 a.m.

The Geographic Footprint

Michael Focazio, Ph.D.

Assistant Program Coordinator

Toxic Substances Hydrology Program

U.S. Geological Survey

 
10:30 a.m.

Assessing the Perceived and Real Environmental Consequences of Shale Gas Development

Charles G. Groat, Ph.D.

John A. and Katherine G. Jackson Chair in Energy and Mineral Resources

Department of Geological Sciences

Professor of Geological Sciences and Public Affairs

Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

The University of Texas at Austin

 
10:50 a.m.

Discussion

Moderator: Anne M. Sweeney, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of Rural Public Health

Texas A&M University

 
11:20 a.m.

NIOSH Field Effort to Assess Chemical Exposures in Oil and Gas Workers

Eric J. Esswein, M.S.P.H.

Senior Industrial Hygienist

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 
11:40 a.m.

Discussion

Moderator: Linda A. McCauley, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN, FAAOHN

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Health Impact Assessment of Shale Gas Extraction: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18376.
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12:05 p.m. LUNCH BREAK
 
1:00 p.m.

Community Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Human Health

Roxana Witter, M.D., M.S.P.H., M.S.

Assistant Research Professor

Environmental and Occupational Health

Colorado School of Public Health

 
1:20 p.m.

Economic and Community Impacts of Gas Shale in Pennsylvania

Timothy Kelsey, Ph.D.

Professor of Agricultural Economics

State Program Leader, Economic & Community Development

The Pennsylvania State University

 
1:40 p.m.

Discussion

Moderator: Linda A. McCauley, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN

 
2:00 p.m.

Potential Air Quality Impacts of the Development and Production of Marcellus Shale Gas

Allen Robinson, Ph.D.

Professor, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering and Public Policy

Carnegie Mellon University

 
2:20 p.m.

Air Quality Impacts of Natural Gas Operations in Texas

Michael Honeycutt, Ph.D.

Toxicology Division Director

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

 
2:40 p.m.

Air Pollution Exposure and Risk Near Unconventional Natural Gas Drill Sites: An Example in Garfield County, Colorado

John Adgate, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health

Colorado School of Public Health

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Health Impact Assessment of Shale Gas Extraction: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18376.
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3:00 p.m.

Air Respondent

Bernard D. Goldstein, M.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Graduate School of Public Health

University of Pittsburgh

 
3:05 p.m.

Discussion

Moderator: Richard A. Fenske, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Chair and Professor

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health

University of Washington

 
3:35 p.m. BREAK
 
3:50 p.m.

Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Water Resources

Deborah L. Swackhamer, Ph.D., M.S.

Professor, Co-Director of the Water Resources Center

Division of Environmental Health Sciences

University of Minnesota School of Public Health

 
4:10 p.m.

Hydraulic Fracturing, Water Resources, and Human Health

Robert B. Jackson, Ph.D., M.S.

Nicholas Chair of Global Environmental Change

Nicholas School of the Environment

Professor, Department of Biology

Duke University

 
4:30 p.m.

EPA Study Plan on the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources: Approach to Study Potential Health Impacts

Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, Ph.D.

Director, National Exposure Research Laboratory

Office of Research and Development

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Health Impact Assessment of Shale Gas Extraction: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18376.
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4:50 p.m.

Discussion

Moderator: James K. Bartram, Ph.D.

Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Director of the Water Institute

Gillings School of Global Public Health

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 
5:20 p.m. ADJOURN FOR THE DAY
 
 
Day 2—May 1, 2012
8:00 a.m.

Welcome Back

Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., M.P.H.

 
8:15 a.m.

Sustainable Energy for All?

Steven Hamburg, Ph.D., M.F.S.

Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

 
8:35 a.m.

Sustainable Energy for All: Ensuring Health Throughout the Energy Production and Use Life Cycle

Daniel S. Greenbaum, M.S.

President, Health Effects Institute

 
8:55 a.m.

Discussion

 
9:20 a.m.

Panel I: Research Community

Each panelist will give a 5-minute presentation followed by discussion.

 
 

Assessment of the Science and Next Steps

  • What evidence links adverse health effects and hydraulic fracturing?
  • What can be done to minimize adverse health effects as the technology evolves (e.g., best practices)?
  • Where is there uncertainty (appropriate metrics)?
  • What are the next steps for stakeholders?
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Health Impact Assessment of Shale Gas Extraction: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18376.
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Moderator: Richard J. Jackson, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental

Health Sciences, School of Public Health

University of California, Los Angeles

 
 

David Carey, Ph.D.

Director, Weis Center for Research

Geisinger Health Center

 
 

Rob Donnelly, M.B.Ch.B., MFOM

Vice President of Health

Royal Dutch Shell

 
 

Bernard D. Goldstein, M.D.

Professor Emeritus, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, Graduate School of Public Health

University of Pittsburgh

 
 

Roxana Witter, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Assistant Research Professor Environmental and Occupational Health

Colorado School of Public Health

 
10:00 a.m.

Discussion

 
10:30 a.m.

BREAK

 
10:50 a.m.

Environmental Health and Hydraulic Fracturing

Bob Perciasepe, M.Pl., M.P.A.

Deputy Administrator

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 
11:05 a.m.

Discussion

 
11:15 a.m.

Panel II: Federal Representatives

Each panelist will give a 5-minute presentation followed by discussion.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Health Impact Assessment of Shale Gas Extraction: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18376.
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Identification of Key Research and Regulatory Needs

  • From your agency’s perspective, what do you see as clear opportunities for action?
  • What is your agency’s critical advantage for addressing questions about shale gas extraction?
  • What makes shale gas extraction unique? What are opportunities to draw from insights from similar and well-characterized operations conducted in different regions of the country or world?
  • How can local, state, and federal institutions coordinate to make efficient progress?
  • Are there other partners that can help advance our knowledge?
 
 

Moderator: George M. Gray, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Director, Center for Risk Science and Public Health School of Public Health and Health Services

The George Washington University

 
 

John M. Balbus, M.D., M.P.H.

Senior Advisor for Public Health

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

National Institutes of Health

 
 

Suzette M. Kimball, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Geology, U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Department of the Interior

 
 

David M. Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Secretary of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

U.S. Department of Labor

 
 

Christopher J. Portier, Ph.D.

Director, National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Agenda." Institute of Medicine. 2014. Health Impact Assessment of Shale Gas Extraction: Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/18376.
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12:00 p.m.

Discussion

 
12:30 p.m.

Closing

Frank Loy, L.L.B.

Chair, Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine

U.S. Representative to the 66th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations

 
12:45 p.m.

ADJOURN

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Natural gas extraction from shale formations, which includes hydraulic fracturing, is increasingly in the news as the use of extraction technologies has expanded, rural communities have been transformed seemingly overnight, public awareness has increased, and regulations have been developed. The governmental public health system, which retains primary responsibility for health, was not an early participant in discussions about shale gas extraction; thus public health is lacking critical information about environmental health impacts of these technologies and is limited in its ability to address concerns raised by regulators at the federal and state levels, communities, and workers employed in the shale gas extraction industry.

Health Impact Assessment of Shale Gas Extraction is the summary of a workshop convened in 2012 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine to discuss the human health impact of shale gas extraction through the lens of a health impact assessment. Eminent scientists, physicians, public health experts, and representatives from government agencies at federal and state levels, from nongovernment organizations, from the business sector, and from interest groups representing the interests of the citizens met to exchange ideas and to inform on hydraulic fracturing as a means of extraction of natural gas. This report examines the state of the science regarding shale gas extraction, the direct and indirect environmental health impacts of shale gas extraction, and the use of health impact assessment as a tool that can help decision makers identify the public health consequences of shale gas extraction.

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