Latest Documents

  • 20-December-2012


    Descriptions of existing models and tools used for exposure assessment: Results of OECD Survey

    This document includes a table which summarises descriptions of existing models and tools used for exposure assessment, as well as responses to a 2010 survey – conducted by the OECD Task Force on Exposure Assessment - upon which the table was based. The summary table and the responses are also available in the OECD Environmental Risk Assessment Toolkit (

  • 20-December-2012


    Report of the third OECD Biopesticides Steering Group Seminar on characterisation and analyses of botanicals for the use in plant protection products

    This document presents the outcomes of the 3rd OECD Biopesticide Seminar, held in 2011, that focused on the topic of “botanicals” (also known as plant extracts). The Seminar reviewed a number of scientific and regulatory issues related to the “characterisation and analyses of botanicals for the use in plant protection products”.

  • 17-December-2012


    Launch of the new OECD Environmental Risk Assessment Toolkit

    The OECD Environmental Risk Assessment Toolkit describes the work flow for environmental risk assessment and management of chemicals with links to available OECD material relevant for the different steps in risk assessment and management. This new version of the Toolkit is more interactive and has added functionalities. It will be populated with additional tools and case studies in the future.

  • 6-December-2012


    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs’ Aquatic Life Benchmarks now available on eChemPortal

    The aquatic life benchmarks (for freshwater species) are based on toxicity values reviewed by EPA and used in the Agency's most recent risk assessments developed as part of the decision-making process for pesticide registration. Each Aquatic Life Benchmark is based on the most sensitive, scientifically acceptable toxicity endpoint available for a given taxon of all scientifically acceptable toxicity data available to EPA.

  • 3-December-2012


    Draft documents for public comments

    This page contains a list of the Guidelines for the Testing of Chemicals.

  • 3-October-2012


    Ten new, updated, or corrected Test Guidelines have been adopted by the OECD Council

    The new Test Guidelines are: TG 457 and TG 460. The updated Test Guidelines are TG 109, TG 114, TG 229, TG 211, TG 305, TG 455, and TG 405. The corrected Test Guideline is TG 443

  • 3-October-2012

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    New Brochure on food, feed and environmental safety of modern biotechnology: available

    This brochure (version: October 2012) presents the activities of the OECD "Working Group on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology" and the "Task Force for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds”.

  • 1-October-2012


    Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for the OECD Clearing House on New Chemicals Parallel Process

    This document provides detailed guidance for both new chemical notifiers and jurisdictions who wish to participate in a “parallel process” which enables a company to declare to all affected countries at the time of first notification that it wants them to cooperate and share information. The hazard assessment is developed by the ‘lead’ jurisdiction and then utilized by other participating jurisdictions.

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  • 12-September-2012


    Consensus Document on the Biology of Cucurbita L. (Squashes, Pumpkins, Zucchinis and Gourds)

    Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology Series: the new issue on the biology of Cucurbita L. species (squashes, pumpkins, zucchinis and gourds) is now available. Given the production and use of these vegetable crops worldwide, this document should be of interest for many readers.

  • 11-September-2012

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    Six Years of OECD Work on The Safety of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Achievements and Future Opportunities

    This communication outlines the achievements made so far by OECD in addressing the human health and environmental safety implications of manufactured nanomaterials

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