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OPPT is taking a regional approach to implement the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM)Exit EPA Disclaimer, an international policy framework to foster the sound management of chemicals through:

OPPT has been working with other EPA offices and other federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of State, to help ensure that various issues and sectors are aware of and contributing to SAICM’s objectives.  In addition, OPPT, in cooperation with others, has facilitated efforts toward risk reduction and information sharing.


EPA is also providing global leadership on mercury partnerships with UNEP and on Perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA) through its PFOA Stewardship Program. For more information on these activities, read the International Work, ChAMP, HPV, PFOA and international work with mercury sections of this report.

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