OECD HPV Chemicals Program
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- Using TSCA Section 8(e)
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- International Work
- OECD HPV Chemicals Program
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals Program is an international voluntary program in which EPA is an active participant. Within the program, each participating country’s government works with industry to obtain screening-level toxicity data and other basic information on HPV chemicals. Each country prepares assessments of these data for presentation at biannual meetings. In addition to presenting chemical assessments, each meeting provides a forum for technical discussions.
Under the OECD HPV Chemicals Program, EPA is sponsoring a growing number of HPV chemicals. While the United States has committed to be responsible for 25 percent of the chemicals in this program, in practice it has currently handled 45 percent and has committed to review approximately 500 chemicals between 2005 and 2010. Read the HPV Challenge section of this report for more information.
Through its participation in the OECD HPV Chemicals Program, the United States benefits from the review of HPV chemicals by a wide group of international experts. Further, the United States strengthens relationships with the international community through this cooperative effort. Publication of the final OECD screening-level assessments offers the public a concise view of the human health and ecological hazards associated with international HPV chemicals.
- At the April 2007 Screening Information Data Set (SIDS) Initial Assessment Meeting, referred to as the SIAM, the United States reviewed and presented assessments for 15 chemicals and reviewed data on an additional 20 chemicals presented by other countries.
- At the October 2007 SIAM, the United States reviewed and presented assessments for 36 chemicals and reviewed data on an additional 70 chemicals presented by other countries or by the Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC).
- At the April 2008 SIAM, the United States reviewed and presented assessments for 13 chemicals and reviewed an additional 9 chemicals presented by other countries or by BIAC.