Through voluntary chemical sponsorships, chemical manufacturers and importers committed to providing health and environmental effects data for HPV chemicals. These background materials outline how the voluntary portion of the program was established, how it operated in general, and the program's accomplishments in collecting HPV chemical data.
- HPV Challenge Program Progress Reports - Reports providing summary information on the origins of the program, its operation, and its
- HPV Chemical Hazard Data Availability Study - The 1998 EPA study
outlining the limited public availability of basic health and environmental
effects data for HPV chemicals. This study indicated to the Agency the
need for a program to collect this basic hazard information.
- Federal Register Notice - Federal Register notice announcing the formation
of the HPV Challenge Program and issuing a call for manufacturers and
importers to voluntarily commit to collect basic hazard data for HPV
chemicals under the program.
- Fact Sheets - Information sheets outlining general program information and
- Announcements - Historical program announcements released during the operation of the voluntary portion of the program.
- Meeting Notes - Notes from planning meetings between EPA and
stakeholders regarding development of the voluntary sponsorship portion
of the program.
- Frequently Asked Questions - Documents answering frequently asked
questions regarding the early operation of the HPV Challenge Program.
- Non-Confidential 1990, 1994, and 1998 IUR Information on HPV Chemicals
- Inventory Update Rule (IUR) reporting information used to determine what
chemicals were produced in HPV amounts and available for voluntary
sponsorship under the program.