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Sustainable Futures Workshops Announced -- Learn to use EPA's Models for Chemical Screening

02/22/08

Source: CMTI
Related Topics: Green Chemistry Process Safety TSCA New Chemicals Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) US Environmental Protection Agency

In support of the EPA's Sustainable Futures Initiative, co-sponsors Consortium for Environmental Risk Management (CERM), Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) and Clean Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) at Purdue University have scheduled two fee-based workshops for Spring 2008. The purpose of the workshops is to train participants in the use of the same risk-screening models that EPA uses to evaluate new chemicals before they enter the market.

Using these computer-based 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 the EPA. Also, the companies that take training and graduate from Sustainable Futures become eligible for an expedited EPA review of their pre-screened chemicals.

The first Workshop is scheduled for March 20-21 at Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) Headquarters, Washington, D.C. The fee for the Workshop is $530 if you bring your own laptop computer or $670 if SOCMA provides a computer for your use during the training. This option is offered by SOCMA for this Workshop only. Fees may be paid online by credit card, by check or by wire transfer. Additional information can be found at any of the co-sponsor web sites:

 

The second Workshop is scheduled for April 29-May 1 at DePaul University, O'Hare Campus, Chicago, Illinois. The fee for the Workshop is $660; computers will be provided. Additional information will be provided by contacting Gail Mills at Clean Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI), (765)-463-4749 or gail.a.mills.1@purdue.edu or at the websites:

 

For more information, visit http://www.epa.gov/oppt/sf





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