Programs for Government Agencies
The following OPPT programs are of interest to our federal, state and local partner government agencies, among other stakeholders.
- Acute Exposure Guideline Levels (AEGLs) -- AEGLs describe the dangers to humans resulting from short-term exposure to airborne chemicals. The National Advisory Committee for AEGLs is developing these guidelines to help both federal and local authorities as well as private companies deal with emergencies involving spills, or other accidental exposures.
- Cost of Illness Handbook -- It gives regulatory analysts a quick and resource-saving estimate of the lower- bound cost of medical care for a number of environmentally-related illnesses. Specifically, this web page contains information on the per capita incremental direct medical costs associated with the various illnesses linked to environmental pollutants.
- Environmental Labeling -- This website offers information about environmental labeling issues, policies and practices worldwide.
- Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) -- EPP is a federal-wide program that encourages and assists executive agencies in the purchasing of environmentally preferable products and services.
- Exposure Assessment Tools and Models -- OPPT has developed several exposure assessment methods, databases and predictive models to help evaluate what happens to chemicals when they are used and released into the environment; and how workers, the general public, consumers and the aquatic ecosystems may be exposed to chemicals.
- Federal Electronics Challenge -- A voluntary partnership program that encourages federal facilities and agencies to purchase greener electronic products, reduce impacts of electronic products during use, and manage obsolete electronics in an environmentally safe way.
- Green Buildings -- Green or sustainable building is the practice of creating healthier and more resource-efficient models of construction, renovation, operation, maintenance, and demolition.
- Green Meetings – Helps you to plan meetings while minimizing their potential negative impacts on the environment. EPA and it's partners have developed a number of opportunities for conference planners and suppliers (e.g., hoteliers, convention centers and food service providers) that can help reduce pollution, energy use and water use at a conference.
- Interagency Testing Committee (ITC) -- An independent advisory committee to the EPA Administrator representing 15 U.S. government organizations. It reviews TSCA-regulated chemicals to determine which need environmental and health effects and fate test data.
- International Activities -- OPPT is an active partner with the Department of State and other U.S. agencies in a number of international activities.
- Metabolic Engineering Working Group (MEWG) -- The MEWG is comprised of representatives from eight federal agencies who work together to facilitate assistance to those investigating application of metabolic engineering principles in a wide range of areas.
- Tribal Programs -- Communicate with Native American Indian tribes to build effective partnerships with these tribes in protecting and safeguarding the environment.