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Chemicals Policy & Science Initiative LCSP
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Since the Chemicals Policy and Science Initiative began it has sought to engage with stakeholders about the need for chemicals policy reform and the possibilities for safer chemicals alternatives. This has primarily been provided through written materials, regular conference calls, and events that bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to engage one another.

Below is a list of recent program events and publications. For more information about these and written materials, or to download materials listed below, see Publications.

2009

Events:

  • Green Chemistry and Commerce Council Innovators Roundtable: Opportunities and Challenges in a New Era

Publications:

  • State Leadership in Formulating and Reforming Chemicals Policy: Actions Taken and Lessons Learned
  • Growing the Green Economy Through Green Chemistry and Design for Environment
  • The Challenge of Emerging Substances of Emerging Concern in the Great Lakes Basin:  A Review of Chemicals Policies and Programs in Canada and the United States
  • An Analysis of Corporate Restricted Substance Lists (RSLs) and Their Implications for Green Chemistry and Design for Environment

2008

Events:

  • Green Chemistry and Commerce Council Innovators Roundtable: The Role of Standards, Policy and Retail in the Sustainable Management of Chemicals Along Supply Chains
  • Advancing Alternatives Assessment for Safer Chemicals Policy: Links to the Stockholm Convention's POPRC
  • Interstate Chemicals Clearinghouse Meeting

Publications:

  • Options for State Chemicals Policy Reform: A Resource Guide
  • Advancing Green Chemistry: An Action Plan for Michigan Green Chemistry Research, Development, and Education
  • Presumption of Safety: Limits of Federal Policies on Toxic Substances in Consumer Products
  • Toxic Substances in Articles: The Need for Information

2007

Events:

  • Green Chemistry and Commerce Council Innovators Roundtable: The Role of Tools, Labels, and Retail in Promoting Safer Chemistry
  • REACH Trainings Series: Lansing, MI and Albany, NY
  • Options for State Chemicals Policy Reform meeting
  • Northwestern States Chemical Policy Dialog
  • Meeting on EPA's HPV Chemical Data set

2006

Events:

  • REACH Training Series: Hartford, CT, Washington DC, Detroit, MI, Seattle, WA, and Foster City, CA

Publications:

  • Alternatives Assessment Framework of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

2005

Events:

  • Framing a Future Chemicals Policy: A Working Forum for Stakeholders
  • Sustainable Business and Safer Chemistry Through the Supply Chain: an Innovators Roundtable

Publications:

  • Framing a Safe Chemicals Future: Towards Safer Chemicals, Products, and Services

2004

Events:

  • Host US visit of Margot Wallstrom, Vice President of the European Commission
  • Designing Safer Alternatives: Chemicals, Materials, and Products

2003

Events:

  • European Chemicals Experts Tour to the United States: Washington DC, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston

Publications:

  • Integrated Chemicals Policy: Seeking New Directions in Chemicals Management
  • Toxic Chemicals and Childhood Cancer: A Review of the Evidence
  • New Directions in European Chemicals Policies: Drivers, Scope, and Status

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