Preventing New PBTs
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New Chemcial Policy Statement
Preventing the introduction of new PBTs is a key element of the PBT Strategy. On November 1999, EPA issued its final policy statement on a category for PBT new chemicals. This policy statement provides guidance criteria for persistence, bioaccumulation, and toxicity for new chemicals and advises industry about EPA's regulatory approach for chemicals meeting the criteria. The policy statement is important in our new chemical assessment and TSCA regulatory programs, and represents the first formal statement of national policy regarding new chemical "persistent organic pollutants" (POPs).