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ChAMP

Announcement

The Chemical Assessment and Management Program (ChAMP) has been superseded by the comprehensive approach to enhancing the Agency's current chemicals management program announced by Administrator Lisa Jackson on September 29, 2009.

More on Managing Existing Chemicals

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.

The Chemical Assessment and Management Program (ChAMP) Information at this link provided for reference purposes only is aimed at broadening EPA’s efforts to ensure the safety of existing chemicals. The program is increasing the number of chemicals for which EPA is making screening-level risk and hazard characterizations available to the public, and will be using the data to prioritize and categorize the chemicals as to whether additional control measures are needed to address potential risks.

ChAMP was created to implement commitments the United States made at the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) Leaders’ Summit, in Montebello, Canada, in August 2007.

These commitments build on EPA’s efforts under the High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program, which is making 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. ChAMP extends this effort to include moderate-production volume chemicals.

ChAMP will implement the U.S. commitment under SPP to complete, by 2012, screening-level risk characterizations and initiate action, as appropriate, on high- and moderate-production volume chemicals (MPV) produced at quantities greater than or equal to 25,000 pounds per year. These are estimated to number 6,750, based on preliminary statistics from 2006 Inventory Update Reporting data.

EPA is also communicating with stakeholders regarding the possibility of initiating, through ChAMP, an HPV Challenge-type program for HPV “inorganic” chemicals, and “resetting” the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory to update it to accurately reflect the chemicals that are currently being used in commerce.

EPA's Hazard-Based Prioritizations are screening-level documents prepared on moderate production volume (MPV) chemicals that:

Former EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson announced the creation of ChAMP in his keynote speech at the “Global Chemical Regulation Conference” in Baltimore, MD, in March 2008. He said EPA would begin talking to a wide range of stakeholders on possible enhancements to ChAMPInformation at this link provided for reference purposes only, including the HPV Challenge-type program for HPV inorganic chemicals and "resetting" the TSCA inventory.

Accomplishments

Read more information on SPP and ChAMP Information at this link provided for reference purposes only, as well as other sections of this report on HPV, HPVIS, International Work, and the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM).


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