Alternative Test Methods and Strategies to Reduce Vertebrate Animal Testing
EPA is releasing for public comment a draft strategy to reduce the use of vertebrate animals in chemical testing. Section 4(h)(2)(A) 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. The draft Strategic Plan incorporates input from a public meeting held November 2, 2017 on the development of the draft Strategic Plan, as well as written comments submitted after the meeting, and draws upon EPA research on test methods.
- Read the draft Strategic Plan to reduce the use of vertebrate animals in chemical testing.
- Read the Federal Register notice announcing the release of the draft Strategic Plan.
- Read the Response to Comments document that addresses input received on the Agency's development of the draft Strategic Plan.
EPA held a public meeting on April 10, 2018 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm to obtain input from interested parties and the public on the Agency's draft Strategic Plan to reduce the use of vertebrate animals in chemical testing. See the agenda from the meeting. The Agency will consider input from the meeting and from written comments to develop the final Strategic Plan.