Sustainable Futures Workshop, June 17-19, East Hanover, NJ


Source: CERM
Related Topics: Pollution Prevention and Environmental Management

In support of the EPA's Sustainable Futurestm Initiative, co-sponsors Consortium for Environmental Risk Management (CERM), Givaudan Fragrances Corporation and Purdue’s Clean Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) will present a training workshop on the use of Sustainable Futurestm Hazard, Exposure and Risk Modeling tools, June 17-19, 2009, at the Givaudan Fragrances Corporation facility in East Hanover, New Jersey. This is the first Sustainable Futurestm Workshop since the release of the updated versions of EPI Suitetm and ECOSAR in February 2009.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to use the same models and methods that the US EPA Office of Pollution and Prevention and Toxic (OPPT) employs to perform chemical risk screening and prioritization
  • Learn how to conduct screening-level hazard, exposure and risk characterizations of your chemicals in the absence of measured data
  • Participate in hands-on training sessions with EPA predictive models
  • Listen to and interact with presenters, including four US EPA staff from the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) with experience in the EPA New Chemicals Program and PMN review process
  • Fulfill the training requirement for Sustainable Futures participant graduation

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 perform evaluations 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.

The workshop has a registration fee of $725.00. Participants will need to provide their own computers for the hands-on portion of the workshop; if required a computer can be provided for an additional fee. For the complete agenda and to register, visit the CERM website. For more information, contact Peter B. Ranslow, Ph. D., Director of Risk Assessments, Consortium for Environmental Risk Management at or at (412) 781-3278.

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