Voluntary Chemical Sponsorships
Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
The November 2004 "Status and Future Directions of the High Production Volume Challenge Program" report outlines the history of the HPV Challenge Program and its progress through 2004.
In the HPV Challenge Program, chemical manufacturers and importers sponsored over 2,200 chemicals. Chemical sponsorship involved a voluntary commitment to develop summaries of existing health and environmental effects data for HPV chemicals and to conduct new testing to fill any data gaps. The materials below outline how the voluntary HPV Challenge Program was established, detail how sponsor companies participated, include guidance documents that aided sponsors in their participation, and contain reports on the program's accomplishments in collecting HPV chemical data.
- Overview Materials - Background information outlining why the HPV Challenge Program was established, how it operated in general, and the program's accomplishments.
- Chemical Sponsorship and Commitment Information - Detailed materials explaining how companies made commitments to sponsor chemicals, what
chemicals were sponsored, and what companies sponsored them. Materials
also include technical correspondence between sponsors and EPA during
the course of the program.
- Guidance for Program Data Preparation and Submission - Guidance documents and other guidelines explaining how sponsors should collect and submit chemical data to the program.