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Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA

Alternative Test Methods and Strategies to Reduce Vertebrate Animal Testing

EPA has developed a Strategic Plan to promote the development and implementation of alternative test methods and strategies to reduce, refine or replace vertebrate animal testing. The Strategic Plan incorporates input from two public meetings, written comments submitted on the draft strategic plan, and draws upon EPA research on test methods. Materials for the public meetings and the draft strategic plan can be found in docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0559. EPA has also created the List of Alternative Test Methods and Strategies (or New Approach Methodologies [NAMs]), which the Agency plans to update at least once a year.

Read the Strategic Plan to Promote the Development and Implementation of Alternative Test Methods Within the TSCA Program and supporting documents including:

  • a prepublication version of the Federal Register notice announcing the release of the plan;
  • the List of Alternative Test Methods and Strategies (or New Approach Methodologies [NAMs]); and
  • the Response to Comments on the Draft Strategic Plan to Promote the Development and Implementation of Alternative Test Methods.