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Regional Workshop on Chemicals in Commerce: Using Data on High Production Volume (HPV) Chemicals

September 27, 2007

Workshop Sponsors/Organizors:
Presented by the EPA Region 4; EPA Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics; NEWMOA

The Workshop covered the EPA’s High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program and described various new and interesting data use projects and initiatives, including efforts related to green chemistry. The session included a description of the HPV Information System (HPVIS), a publicly available database of physical, environmental, and toxicity information regarding many HPV chemicals. Presenters demonstrated HPVIS’ searching capabilities and new enhancements, including hazard characterizations that summarize collective data for HPV chemicals. In addition, the session provided an update on the status of the REACH program in Europe, and efforts underway in Canada to prioritize chemicals for action. The Workshop ended with a discussion about possible follow-up initiatives in EPA Region 4.

Workshop Goals:

  • Educate stakeholders about the EPA High Production Volume (HPV) Challenge Program, as well as other sources of chemical toxicity and environmental information
  • Share experiences about the use of HPV chemicals data
  • Develop ideas on how agencies and programs in EPA Region 4 can use this data


  • Sources of publicly available HPV chemical toxicity and environmental data, including EPA’s HPV information system
  • Data applications
  • Data research and analysis
  • Interpretation of data
  • Use of chemical toxicity data for green chemistry
  • International HPV chemical data efforts

Who Attended?

  • Federal, state, tribal, and local environmental and public health officials
  • Academic researchers
  • Non-governmental and community organizations
  • Industry representatives


September 27, 2007
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US EPA Region 4 Office
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Atlanta, GA United States
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