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Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA

Alternative Test Methods and Strategies to Reduce Vertebrate Animal Testing

Section 4(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) requires EPA to develop a Strategic Plan by June 22, 2018 to promote the development and implementation of alternative test methods and strategies to reduce, refine or replace vertebrate animal testing.

EPA is holding a public meeting on November 2, 2017 from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm to obtain input from interested parties and the public on the Agency's development of the Strategic Plan. The meeting will be held at the National Institutes of Health Campus in Bethesda, MD. Registration is required using the links provided below. The meeting is being co-organized with the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM), of which EPA is a member. EPA believes this early feedback will be important in developing a strong Strategic Plan.

Interested parties may provide input about the draft Strategic Plan during the meeting. Additionally, written comments may be submitted to docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0559 at www.regulations.gov and must be received no later than 60 days following the meeting.

The Agency will consider input from the meeting and from written comments to develop a draft Strategic Plan that will be shared with the public for comment.