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ICCVAM Biennial Report 2018-2019

Biennial Progress Report 2018-2019 Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods

Retrospective Analysis of Acute Fish Toxicity Data

To assess potential hazards to wild fish species, EPA currently requires testing in each of three different fish types: warmwater, coldwater, and marine/estuarine. NICEATM and the EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics are extracting and evaluating acute fish toxicity data from pesticide safety studies submitted to the EPA office. These data will be analyzed to determine whether one or more of the three fish types can be eliminated from testing requirements. Extracted data will be submitted to EPA’s Toxicological Reference Database.