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ICCVAM Biennial Report 2020-2021

Biennial Progress Report 2020-2021 Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods

Proposed Guidance for Industry for Federal Hazardous Substances Act Testing

In a March 2021 Federal Register notice (86 FR 16704), CPSC requested comment on its “Proposed Guidance for Industry and Test Method Developers: CPSC Staff Evaluation of Alternative Test Methods and Integrated Testing Approaches and Data Generated from Such Methods to Support Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA) Labeling Requirements.” CPSC has developed this guidance, building on its Animal Testing Policy, to assist stakeholders in determining what test methods are deemed reliable for determining compliance with the labeling requirements under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. This includes clarification of CPSC informational requirements and a process for evaluating NAMs and IATA. CPSC accepted comments on the draft guidance through June 2021 and will release the final guidance in 2022.