Submit Test Plans
Companies and consortia which sponsor chemicals in the HPV Challenge Program begin by identifying and assessing all existing data to determine whether there are any missing data on SIDS endpoints which will need to be filled by new testing. Existing data should be submitted in the form of robust summaries which contain enough information and data to permit an assessment of study quality. The robust summaries support the test plans submitted by sponsoring organizations, which identify any needed SIDS data and present a strategy for fulfilling the test data requirements. Guidance documents on conducting effective literature searches to locate existing information; on the content and preparation of robust summaries; and on assessing data adequacy are available on this website. Additional guidance specifically addressing test plans and animal welfare concerns is also on the website.
Submitting Test Plans
Electronic test plan submissions to the Agency may be sent via email .
Companies and consortia submitting data should reference the unique seven-digit registration number which they were assigned when the Agency verified the information presented in their original commitment letters. Companies and consortia which need to reconfirm their registration numbers should call 202-564-8940.
Companies and consortia who prefer to submit their test plans directly to the Agency should use the contact information provided below.
General Contact Information
for the High Production Volume Challenge Program
Regular or Certified Mail Address:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Ben Franklin Post Office
P.O. Box 862
Washington, DC 20044
Attention: Chemical Right-to-Know Program
For Specific Program Information, please contact these offices:
Program Participation & General Questions
Test Plans & Related Issues
For delivery in person, by courier, or overnight/express mail:
Document Control Office (DCO)
EPA East Building, Room 6428
1201 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20469
The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564-8930.
For TSCA Confidential Business Information (CBI):
Enclose the material in a double envelope; the inside envelope should be marked "TSCA CBI, to be opened by addressee only." The outside envelope should have no such distinguishing markings besides this address:
Document Control Officer (7407M)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20460
Attn: HPV Challenge Program.
If delivery is in person, by courier, or overnight/express mail, use this address on the outside envelope: Document Control Office (DCO), EPA East Building, Room 6428, 1201 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC. The DCO is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the DCO is (202) 564-8930.
The second copy should be sanitized to remove the CBI information and included in the same envelope with the CBI version that is sent to the Document Control Office.