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Learn How to Pre-Screen New Chemicals Using EPA's Models and Methods at Sustainable Futures Training Workshop
Co-hosted by the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG™), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and George Washington University (GWU)
August 5-7, 2014, at the GWU Campus in Washington, D.C.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
During this hands-on three-day workshop, you will learn about a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. Methods addressed will include hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate.
The workshop includes in-depth presentations and hands-on sessions with EPA's computer-based models. Using these models, companies can identify potentially risky chemicals early in the development process and reduce risk by finding safer substitutes and/or processes before submitting them to EPA. They can also be used to help stakeholders identify potential chemicals of concern from existing chemical inventories or supply chains.
Invited presenters include EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) staff with experience in the EPA New Chemicals Program and Premanufacture Notification (PMN) review process.
BACKGROUND ON SUSTAINABLE FUTURES:
SF is a voluntary program that trains chemical companies in using the EPA computer models and methods to screen new chemicals early in the development process. The goal is to produce safer chemicals more reliably and more quickly, saving time and money, which results in getting safer chemicals into the market and in use.
The models and methods studied in the SF program are the same ones used by EPA when reviewing new chemicals under TSCA Section 5, a review required by law for all new chemicals, including biobased and renewable chemicals, before they are allowed into commerce. Thus, graduates of the SF program will be able to anticipate the outcomes of EPA evaluation through these models before formally submitting the new chemical for review. In addition, companies that graduate from the SF program are eligible to earn expedited review by EPA for pre-screened new chemical notices. More details on this and other benefits of SF training are available online.
August 5-7, 2014
George Washington University Law School
COST AND REGISTRATION:
The cost for the three-day workshop is only $300 per person.
To receive a registration form, send an e-mail with the subject line "Sustainable Futures Workshop Registration" to Kathleen Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Space is extremely limited. All registrations will be processed on a first come, first served basis.
The Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG™) helps members develop and bring to market their innovative biobased chemical products through insightful policy and regulatory advocacy. BRAG is managed by B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C., an affiliate of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
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