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New Approach Methods Work Plan

EPA's New Approach Methods (NAMs) Work Plan was created in response to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler's 2019 directive to prioritize agency efforts and resources toward activities that will reduce the use of animal testing while continuing to protect human health and the environment. This work plan was developed by experts across the agency to set the objectives and strategies for using New Approach Methods to meet the ambitious goals set out in the Administrator's directive.

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  • EPA NAM Work Plan (PDF)(22 pp, 590 K, 6/23/2020, 615B20001)
    This document describes EPA's efforts to reduce animal testing using New Approach Methods.