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EPA participates in a number of international activities aimed at reducing risks, facilitating the sound management of chemicals, and preventing pollution. Complementing its domestic mission, EPA's international work to help ensure chemical safety primarily includes cooperation on scientific and technical issues, for example, on test guidelines, chemical assessments and risk management. Where appropriate, it may also involve promoting domestic efforts abroad and collaboration to further align and harmonize approaches toward mutual goals.

This site provides information for industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and interested stakeholders.

On this site you will find:

US & EU Working Together for Chemical Safety

December 17, 2010 -- EPA signed a Statement of Intent PDF (7 pp, 1 MB, About PDF) with the European Chemicals AgencyExit EPA Disclaimer (ECHA) that will promote enhanced technical cooperation on chemical management activities. ECHA is the agency charged with implementing the European Union's chemical management program known as REACHExit EPA Disclaimer (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals).

Harmonization and Regulatory Coordination
International Screening Information Data Sets International Screening Information Data Sets
OECD Test Guidelines Program OECD Test Guidelines Program
Cooperative Arrangement between U.S. EPA and the Australian Government's National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) Cooperative Arrangement between U.S. EPA and the Australian Government's National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)

Negotiation and Implementation of Global/Regional Standards and Instruments
TSCA Section 12(b) - Exports of Chemicals TSCA Section 12(b) - Exports of Chemicals
UNEP/UNECE Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Negotiations UNEP/UNECE Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Negotiations

Pollution Prevention Assistance
Promoting Greener Public Purchasing-Working with OECD Promoting Greener Public Purchasing-Working with OECD

Support of International Programs
North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC)

Get information on international activities related to EPA's Pesticide Program and on the Agency's overall international activities.


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