Sustainable Futures Workshop, Oct. 28-30, 2008, Charlotte, NC


Source: CERM
Related Topics: Pollution Prevention and Environmental Management

The Consortium for Environmental Risk Management (CERM) and Purdue's Clean Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI), Announce an Upcoming Training Workshop in EPA's Sustainable Futurestm Hazard, Exposure and Risk Modeling to be held October 28th - 30th at the Clariant Corporation headquarters in Charlotte, NC.

Topics covered at the workshop include:

  • Learn how to use the same models and methods that the US EPA employs to do chemical risk screening and prioritization
  • Learn how to conduct screening-level hazard, exposure and risk characterizations of your chemicals in the absence of test data
  • Hands-on, interactive training sessions included
  • Presenters include invited US EPA staff from the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT)
  • EPA presenters include scientists that participate in the PMN review process
  • This workshop fulfills the training requirement for Sustainable Futurestm participant graduation
  • The workshop has a registration fee of $600.00. Payment may be made using the credit card payment form, for other methods of payment please contact Peter Ranslow.
  • Participants will need to provide their own computer for the hands-on portions of the workshop; If required a computer can provided for an additional fee

Sustainable Futurestm is a voluntary US EPA initiative that aims to promote the incorporation of Pollution Prevention (P2) methods into chemical stewardship. During the hands-on workshop, you'll learn to use a variety of sophisticated computer based models in order to assess both hazard and exposure components of risk assessment with methods relating to both human health and the environment.

Upon completion of the workshop you will understand how EPA evaluates both new and existing chemicals in the absence of data and be able to evaluate in the same manner. You will be able to anticipate regulatory action and prioritize chemicals based on potential hazard and risk. In addition, companies participating in the Sustainable Futurestm initiative can qualify for regulatory relief and gain the ability to go to manufacture at day 45 for qualifying new chemicals. This Sustainable Futurestm workshop is the first step in successfully participating in this innovative program.

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