Sustainable Futures Workshop, March 17–19, 2010, Naperville, IL


Source: CERM
Related Topics: Pollution Prevention and Environmental Management

The Consortium for Environmental Risk Management (CERM) and Nalco Company Announce a Training Workshop on EPA’s Sustainable FuturesTM Hazard, Exposure and Risk Modeling to be held March 17th – 19th, 2010 at the Nalco Company Corporate Headquarters located at 1601 West Diehl Road in Naperville, Illinois.

Gain the Knowledge to Take Your Chemicals Out of the Black Box

  • Participate in the first Sustainable FuturesTM workshop since the December 2009 release of the Analog Identification Methodology (AIM) online tool.
  • Learn how to use the same models and methods that the US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (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
  • The workshop includes in depth presentations and interactive hands-on training sessions with EPA predictive models
  • Invited presenters include four US EPA staff from OPPT with experience in the EPA New Chemicals Program and PMN – Pre-manufacture Notification – review process
  • This workshop satisfies the initial training requirement towards Sustainable FuturesTM participant graduation
  • The workshop has a registration fee of $750.00.  Registration information for this workshop can be found here
  • Participants should provide their own computers for the hands-on portions of the workshop; if needed a computer can be 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 this hands-on workshop, you will learn to use a variety of sophisticated, computer-based models to assess both hazard and exposure components of risk screening assessment. Methodology covers hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity and environmental fate.

Upon completion of the workshop you will understand how the EPA OPPT evaluates both new and existing chemicals in the absence of data and be able to perform evaluations in a similar 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 that have achieved graduate status 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 toward successful participation in this innovative program.

Additional information or a workshop agenda are available by emailing Peter B. Ranslow, Ph.D. at

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