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Production of environmental assessments for a UK co-ordinated chemicals management programme - CB01085

The project's objective is validation of physicochemical, environmental fate and behaviour, and ecotoxicological test data and production of hazard assessments and as appropriate risk assessments on priority chemicals selected by Defra and the Environment Agency for a UK Coordinated Chemical Risk Management Programme.

The New UK Coordinated National Chemical Risk Management Programme will require the production of assessments for both hazard and risk on up to 70 chemicals up to 2010. The UK has now essentially met its current international target of assessing 50 chemicals by the end of 2004, working with the OECD. To date, these assessments have been produced via our commitment to risk assessments under the EU Existing Substances Regulation and via industry-sponsored hazard assessments through the International Council of Chemical Associations and Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (ICCA)/(OECD) programme. The UK Coordinated Programme will consolidate input into these various programmes during the period preceding assessments coming forward from REACH. Effort will be put into addressing chemicals of concern to Defra and the Environment Agency which are primarily those which are persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and are either manufactured or used in the UK, or are chemicals that may replace these.

Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2009

Cost: £170,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Watts and Crane Associates
Environmental Protection              
Hazardous substances              
Toxic Substances              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology