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Characterizing Chemicals in Commerce Conference

December 12, 2006 @ 8:00 am - December 14, 2006 @ 5:00 pm

The Conference was presented by the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics & NEWMOA

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
  • 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:

  • 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 Reception:


Conference Steering Committee

The U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the NEWMOA to organize the “Characterizing Chemicals in Commerce” Conference. To develop a Conference of the highest quality, OPPT and NEWMOA created a Steering Committee to provide critical input. The Steering Committee consisted of representatives from states and local public health and environmental agencies; various EPA HQ and regional offices; industry and trade associations; universities; labor organizations; tribal representatives; and non-governmental organizations.

Download the list of Conference steering committee members

The Steering Committee helped:

  • Develop the Conference theme
  • Develop the Conference agenda
  • Identify potential presenters and solicit responses to the Call for Presentations
  • Review responses to the Call for Presentations and identify selected presentations
  • Publicize the Conference and encourage registration

A small subset of the Steering Committee has provided advice on a series of special research papers and presentations on HPV data use

Conference photographs and materials: https://www.newmoa.org/prevention/chemicalspolicy/hpv/


December 12, 2006 @ 8:00 am
December 14, 2006 @ 5:00 pm
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Radisson Hotel and Suites Austin
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