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Workshop by the Alliance for Risk Assessment

The TCEQ will host workshop eight in the series Beyond Science and Decisions: From Issue Identification to Dose-Response Assessment, presented by the Alliance for Risk Assessment, at its Austin headquarters, May 21–22, 2014. Led by an expert science panel, the workshop will focus on biological and statistical issues related to dose-response assessment.

Register for the Workshop

To register for the workshop, and for more information regarding registration, visit the ARA website. Exit the TCEQ

Location and Time

The workshop will be held at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) complex, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, TX, on May 21-22, 2014 in Room 201S of Building E (see map).

Wednesday , May 21 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday, May 22 8:00 am to 3:00-3:30 pm

The most current agenda can be downloaded at the ARA website Exit the TCEQ


In-Person Participants:


Meals and Breaks
Lunch will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday. There will be mid-morning and afternoon breaks.


Opening Mixer
An opening mixer will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Tuesday night from 6:00 to 9 pm with dinner portion hors d’oeuvres. If you have not already done so when you registered, please let us know as soon as possible if you have food restrictions or food allergies.

On Thursday night, there are no dinner activities planned. A listing of recommended restaurants in the area is provided. Please visit the Austin 360 websiteExit the TCEQ for information on Austin events.


A block of rooms has been reserved for May 20-22, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn North Austin and the Courtyard Marriot, which are located approximately 1 mile north of the TCEQ complex:

    • The Hilton Garden Inn North Austin, Austin, TX, at $85 per night (Tel: 1-512-339-3626).
       Location: 12400 North IH-35 Building C, Austin,   TX, 78753. A hot-cooked breakfast is included with stay.
    • The Courtyard Marriott, Austin, TX at $115 per night (Tel: 512-339-8374).
       Location: Address: 12330 North IH-35 Building, Austin, Texas 78753. A hot-cooked breakfast is included with stay.


When calling for reservations, please be sure to reference the TERA conference. The special room rate will be available until May 7 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Directions/Transportation from the Airport to and from the Hotel
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is approximately 15 miles from the Hilton Garden Inn. Driving Directions: Take Highway 71 west (left) to I-35 North. Take exit onto I-35 North toward Waco. Take exit 245 toward Parmer Lane. Turn left at the Parmer Lane light and take an immediate left onto the southbound service road.

Once on the southbound service road, take the 2nd right and circle around to the left around the 24-Hour Fitness Center to the Hilton Garden Inn parking lot.

The hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from the airport. The estimated taxi fare is $40 USD one-way (Yellow Cab, 512 452-9999, the TCEQ or you can use the Super Shuttle for approximately $36 USD (one-way) (reservations required at the TCEQ.

Transportation from the Hotel to and from the TCEQ Complex
TCEQ vehicles are available to shuttle meeting participants from the Hilton Garden Inn to the TCEQ and to transport them back to the Hilton Garden Inn after the meeting is over.

    • May 21-22 in the morning (starting at 7:45 am and 8:00 am).
    • May 21 – 5pm pick up from the TCEQ to bring back to the hotels.
    • May 22 – 3:30pm pick up from the TCEQ to bring back to the hotels.


In order to allow time to check in with security, please plan to be at the TCEQ complex 30 minutes ahead of the meeting start times.

Meeting materials including meeting badges will be available in Building E on Tuesday afternoon. Your meeting badge will serve as your security badge. For security sign-in, you will have to initial beside your name and then show identification to the security guard at the tables where you pick up your meeting materials.

Parking at the TCEQ Complex
Disability parking spaces are located immediately east of Building D. Take the 2nd entrance into the TCEQ complex to access disability parking. Visitor parking spaces are located around Building F and on the top floor of the parking garage (Attachment 1). Take the 3rd entrance into the TCEQ complex to access visitor parking spaces.

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Webcast Participant Logistics


Website for Webcast
Sessions held in the Agenda Room (Rm 201S of Building E) will be webcast by Lync at no charge:

Wednesday, May 21 8:30am to 5:00 pm

Thursday, May 22 8:00am to 3:30pm

To join the webcast, visit Lync Meeting Exit the TCEQ

Participants are encouraged to register via the ARA website Exit the TCEQ to access background information. There is no registration fee for online participants.

Procedure for Submitting Questions during the Workshop
Webcast participants can submit questions regarding presentations by using the Message icon in the Lync Meeting or by submitting questions via email to Please provide your name and affiliation when you submit your questions. Staff will be regularly monitoring email.

Power Point Presentations, Case Studies, and Additional Workshop Materials


New InformationPower point presentations, case studies, and additional workshop materials are now available for download via the ARA website Exit the TCEQ.

Contacts During the Conference

If you have questions, please feel free to contact the following TCEQ toxicologists, or for emergencies or problems call 1-877-992-8370 (from 8 am to 5 pm):

Allison Jenkins

Tel: 512 239-0656

Heather Reddick

Tel: 512 239-0154

Angela Curry

Tel: 512 239-1306

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