Public Meeting: Alternative Test Methods to Reduce Vertebrate Animal Testing under the Toxic Substances Control Act
November 2, 2017
Porter Neuroscience Research Center
National Institutes of Health
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act amended Section 4(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a Strategic Plan by June 22, 2018, to promote the development and implementation of alternative test methods and strategies to reduce, refine or replace vertebrate animal testing.
EPA held this public meeting to obtain input from interested parties and the public on the Agency's development of the Strategic Plan. EPA believes this early feedback will be important in developing a strong Strategic Plan.
Goals and objectives to inform the Strategic Plan and that can be used for discussion and comment are available on the EPA website. Interested parties may continue to provide input about the draft Strategic Plan through January 3, 2018 by submitting written comments to docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2017-0559 at www.regulations.gov.
The Agency will consider input from the meeting and from written comments to develop a draft Strategic Plan that will be shared with the public for comment.
The meeting was co-organized by EPA and NICEATM.
Presentation: Developing the Strategic Plan to Reduce, Refine or Replace Vertebrate Animal Testing Under the Amended TSCA
Louis Scarano, Ph.D., EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Presented to the Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods, September 18, 2017