Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
AnnouncementThe Chemical Assessment and Management Program (ChAMP) has been superseded by the comprehensive approach to enhancing the Agency’s current chemicals management program announced by Administrator Lisa Jackson on September 29, 2009.
Under the HPV Challenge Program, EPA "challenged" companies to make health and environmental effects data publicly available on chemicals produced or imported in the United States in quantities of 1 million pounds or more per year. As a result of the HPV Challenge, companies sponsored nearly 2,250 HPV chemicals, with nearly 1,390 chemicals sponsored directly through the HPV Challenge Program and approximately 860 chemicals sponsored indirectly through international efforts. With ChAMP, the focus of the HPV Challenge Program has shifted to data use, both by the public and by EPA in its mission to protect human health and the environment.
This site contains archived information on the Chemical Assessment and Management Program (ChAMP). This archived information is no longer actively updated by the Agency and is indicated by this symbol . Archived information remains on the site as a useful reference. Current information is on the Existing Chemicals website.
In an effort to increase accessibility to HPV Challenge Program data, EPA launched the HPV Information System (HPVIS) Web database in 2006 to allow users to easily and comprehensively search for specific HPV chemical property data. EPA continues its effort to populate the HPVIS Web database with health and environmental effects data submitted for chemicals sponsored under the HPV Challenge Program.
TSCA Chemical Substances Inventory
Currently approximately 84,000 chemicals are listed on the TSCA Chemical Substances Inventory. Of those, 7,500 are produced in quantities of 25,000 pounds or greater per year, and 6,750 of that group are organic chemicals which are being reviewed under ChAMP. EPA is working to reset the TSCA Inventory to update it so that it more accurately reflects the chemicals that are being used in commerce.
Inventory Update Reporting (IUR)
The aim of the Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) program is to collect exposure-related information and to make that information available to EPA and the public. Under the program, manufacturers and importers report exposure information for chemicals produced in volumes of 25,000 pounds or more at a site, which amount to approximately 7,500 organic and inorganic chemicals, according to 2006 IUR data. For chemicals produced or imported in volumes of 300,000 pounds or more at a site, manufacturers also report processing and use information. The IUR data are used to support ChAMP's risk screening, priority setting, and management activities of the approximately 6,750 organic chemicals produced above 25,000 pounds per year (according to 2006 IUR data).
Related International Programs
Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)
The SAICM is an international policy framework aimed at fostering the sound management of chemicals. EPA implements this strategy through the Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC) Sound Management of Chemicals (SMOC) Working Group and through EPA's Existing Chemicals Program.
In addition to EPA's HPVIS and ChAMP databases, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's eChemPortal also provides free public access to health and environmental effects information prepared for international, national, and regional government chemical review programs.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH)
REACH, which went into effect in June 2007, calls for the registration of all chemicals manufactured and imported into the European Union market in quantities of one ton or more per year. Registration will take place over a period of 11 years and will involve an estimated 30,000 existing chemical substances. Under REACH, chemical risk assessments are conducted by manufacturers and importers, and chemical registrations are reported to the European Union (EU). This EU chemical policy affects all global supply chains that produce and use chemicals, including U.S. exporters.