News Releases issued by the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
(1) Compound Allowed as Alternative to Ozone-Depleting Chemicals for Specific Uses (2) New Reports Highlights Pollution Prevention Efforts
Release Date: 05/16/2007
Contact Information: John Millett, (202) 564-4355 / firstname.lastname@example.org, Enesta Jones, (202) 564-4355 / email@example.com
(1) Compound Allowed as Alternative to Ozone-Depleting Chemicals for Specific Uses
Contact: John Millett, (202) 564-4355 / firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP): http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap
Contact Information: Enesta Jones, (202) 564-4355 / email@example.com
(Washington, D.C. – May 16, 2007) EPA is releasing the first Web-based report that highlights the work of the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) to ensure chemical safety under the Toxic Substances Control Act and to promote pollution prevention and environmental stewardship.
Some of the key accomplishments in the OPPT Accomplishments Report 2005-2006 include:
- • Making High Production Volume (HPV) chemical data, including basic hazard information, publicly available on more than 2,200 chemicals manufactured or imported in large quantities through the newly created HPV Information System (HPVIS);
• Initiating the PFOA Stewardship Program, in which eight companies committed voluntarily to reduce emissions and product content of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a persistent, man-made chemical found in human blood throughout the U.S., and related chemicals by 95 percent no later than 2010, and to work toward elimination by 2015;
• Proposing work-practice standards and training requirements for those engaged in renovation, repair and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint to reduce lead exposures; and
• Developing the “Mercury Roadmap” with other EPA offices that describes the agency's progress and major ongoing and planned actions to address health and environmental risks associated with mercury.
General information about Pollution Prevention and Toxics: http://www.epa.gov/oppt