Characterizing Chemicals in Commerce

General Information

Presented by the U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics &
The Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)

Dates: December 12-14, 2006
Location: Radisson Hotel & Suites, Austin, TX

Conference Goals:

  • Educate a wide variety of stakeholders about the EPA High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program, as well as other sources of chemical toxicity and environmental information - Fact Sheet
  • Share experiences of key stakeholders about the use of data made available by the EPA HPV Challenge Program
  • Develop ideas on how to make sources of HPV chemicals information and other data user friendly, accessible, and relevant to a diverse audience

Conference Session Topics Covered:

  • Sources of publicly available HPV chemical toxicity and environmental data, including EPA's HPV information system
  • Data applications and relationships
  • Data research and analysis
  • Interpretation of data
  • Use of chemical toxicity data to help promote pollution prevention
  • International HPV chemical data efforts

Who Attended?

  • Federal, state, tribal, and local environmental and public health officials from the U.S. and other countries
  • Academic researchers
  • Non-governmental and community organizations
  • Industry representatives
  • Labor representatives


  • An exhibition showcased posters, brochures, reports, and other materials related to HPV chemicals work

Conference Co-sponsors:

Sponsors of the December 12 Reception:


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