21 August 2007 23:10 [Source: ICIS news]
American Chemistry Council (ACC) president Jack Gerard said the tripartite agreement - announced at a summit meeting on Tuesday in
The US Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) said the three-county agreement will co-ordinate chemicals regulation in
“This initiative makes a lot of sense, both for consumers and for industry, SDA president Ernie Rosenberg said. “We need a credible chemical management system, harmonized with
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the deal worked out between the
Moderate-volume chemicals are those produced in quantities of 25,000 pounds (11.3 tonnes)or more annually. Those chemicals number between 9,000 and 10,000 substances.
The US has a nine-year-old high production volume (HPV) testing programme that has established toxicity profiles on some 2,800 compounds that are manufactured or imported in quantities of 100,000 pounds (450 tonnes) or more annually.
Gerard said the three-nation agreement for a risk-based assessment of moderate-volume chemicals will build on the process used in the HPV programme.
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