Welcome & Introductions
Speakers: Jim Willis, U.S. EPA HQs & Deborah Brown, EPA Region 1-New England
Background on U.S. High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program, HPV Information System Development, Status of Enhancements, & Preview of Chemical Screening Effort at EPA
Speaker: Diane Sheridan, EPA Headquarters OPPT
Ms. Sheridan provided a brief background on the elements of the HPV Challenge Program, development of the HPVIS, the Agency's regulatory efforts, and future directions of the program.
Interesting Uses of HPV Data: Results of Recent Research Projects
Speakers: University of Massachusetts Lowell Center for Sustainable Production (LCSP) Staff; Jim Blando, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
The LCSP representative outlined the process undertaken to identify research projects to profile examples of how the HPVIS can be used. Dr. Blando presented the results of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services research on utilizing the High Production Volume Information System to address specific community health concerns from the state and local government perspective. The research project focused on developing a metric for use with the HPVIS to select chemicals of particular concern for additional survey and follow-up among New Jersey industries.
High Production Volume Information System (HPVIS) Walk Through
Presenters: Gloria Drayton-Miller, EPA Information Management Division, and Karen Hoffman, EPA OPPT
The EPA presenter provided and overview of HPVIS and provide examples of the searchability of the system in a live demonstration.
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Discussion of the 2006 Inventory Update Reporting Data
Speaker: Fred Arnold, EPA Headquarters, OPPT
This presentation included a brief introduction to the 2006 Inventory Update Reporting Amendment (IURA) data collection, the IURA Data Release Report and outline expectations the Agency has for using this newly collected data in conjunction with the HPV data.
U.S. EPA's Current & Anticipated Uses of HPV Challenge Data: Chemical Prioritization & Development of Hazard Characterization Profiles
Speaker: Phil Sayre, EPA Headquarters, OPPT
This session included an overview of EPA/OPPTs efforts to conduct priority screening of the HPV chemicals, and preview of efforts to develop Hazard Characterization Profiles for all U.S. HPV Challenge Chemicals.
Update on International Initiatives & How They Relate to the U.S. HPV Challenge Program
Speaker: Ken Geiser, University of Massachusetts Lowell
The HPV Challenge Program has been conducted in the context of several related international initiatives. This presentation addressed the HPV dataset in relation to global efforts, such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Chemical Portal and the European Union REACH legislation. It examined ways in which the HPV data can be complemented by these other datasets.
Connecting HPV Challenge with Green Chemistry Initiatives
Speaker: John Warner, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
This presentation examined how the HPVIS can be used to support industry efforts to design safer molecules.
Roundtable on Initiatives in New England
Facilitated Discussion: Joel Tickner, University of Massachusetts Lowell
This discussion focused on how the HPVIS can be used in the Northeast by state environmental programs, industry, and consultants.
Next Steps in New England
Facilitated Discussion: Terri Goldberg, NEWMOA