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 (5 pp, 223 KB, About PDF) with the European Chemicals Agency (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 REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals).
International Screening Information Data Sets
OECD Test Guidelines Program
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
UNEP/UNECE Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Negotiations
Promoting Greener Public Purchasing-Working with OECD
Support of International Programs
North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation (CEC)