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Sustainable Futures™ is a voluntary EPA initiative that aims to promote the incorporation of Pollution Prevention principles into chemical stewardship. The goal of the Sustainable Futures™ Initiative is to make new chemicals safer, available faster, and at lower cost. It works by giving public stakeholders the same risk-screening models that EPA uses to evaluate new chemicals before they enter the market.

About the Workshop

Invited presenters include EPA staff with experience in the EPA New Chemicals Program and PreManufacture Notification (PMN) review process.

During this hands-on 3-day workshop, you will learn about a variety of tools, methods, and models that can be used to assess the hazard and potential exposure of chemicals. Methods addressed will include hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity, and environmental fate.

The workshop includes in-depth presentations and hands-on sessions with computer-based models. Using these models, companies can identify potentially risky chemicals early in the development process and reduce risk by finding safer substitutes and/or processes before submitting them to EPA. They can also be used to help stakeholders identify potential chemicals of concern from existing chemical inventories or supply chains.

Workshop Highlights:

  • Learn how to conduct screening-level hazard, exposure, and risk characterizations of your chemicals in the absence of measured data

  • Learn how EPA evaluates new and existing chemical notifications under TSCA

  • Learn how to use the same models and methods that EPA OCSPP employs to perform chemical risk screening and prioritization activities

  • This workshop satisfies the initial training requirement toward Sustainable Futures™ participant graduation

  • Sustainable Futures™ graduates can be eligible to receive reduced regulatory review time for dual PMN/TMEA submissions.


July 16–18, 2013
9am - 5pm (Tu, Wed)
9am - 2:30pm (Thurs)


The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA)
1850 M St. NW, STE 700
Washington, DC, 20036



Cost for the seminar - $750 Registration ends July 2
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Agenda & Contact Information

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For further information on the upcoming workshop, please contact:

Wendy Hillwalker

Kelly Mayo-Bean
202-564-7662 mayo.kelly@epa.gov

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