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  • 15-June-2011

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    40th Anniversary of the OECD Chemicals Programme

    2011 was the 40th anniversary of work on chemical safety at OECD. Since its establishment in 1971 the work has grown into the Environment, Health and Safety programme (EHS), now including chemicals, pesticides and biotechnology.

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  • 10-June-2011

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    Brochure: 40 Years of Chemical Safety

    This brochure details the work and evolution of the Environment, Health and Safety Division's work on Chemicals over the last 40 years.

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  • 20-May-2011

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    Draft Guidance Document on the Planning and Implementation of Joint Reviews of Pesticides

    This guidance document was prepared to support joint reviews in order to maximize opportunities of work-sharing arrangements between regulatory authorities in OECD countries.

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  • 11-May-2011

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    Procedures for Notification of New Chemicals

    The OECD brings together government officials and stakeholders who review and assess notifications from companies who wish to market new chemicals and explores ways to share such work and harmonize activities to reduce work for governments and costs for industry.

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  • 11-May-2011

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    Series on Testing and Assessment: Testing for Endocrine Disrupters

    Documents on Testing for Endocrine Disrupters which make up the Series on Testing and Assessment.

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  • 10-May-2011

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    Cutting Costs in Chemicals Management

    This report analyses the rigorous and comprehensive system for assessing and managing chemicals that helps governments and industry save about EUR 150 million each year, through "work sharing" facilitated by the OECD.

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  • 9-May-2011

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    Brazil: joins OECD agreement on mutual acceptance of chemical safety data

    Brazil has joined an OECD chemical testing agreement that allows countries to share and accept each other’s results, saving money for governments and industry and reducing the risk of trade disputes.

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  • 3-May-2011

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    Summary Report of the Workshop for Central and Eastern Europe and the New Independent States of the Former Soviet Union; Prague-Pruhonice, Czech Republic, 15-17 January 1997

    The workshop provided advice on the role and value of a PRTR as a tool for environmental policy and addressed the challenges and opportunities for introducing a system in the region that meets national needs. The meeting agenda and list of participants can be found in Annex 1. A list of papers submitted to the workshop can be found in Annex II.

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  • 3-May-2011

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    Comparison of Emission Estimation Methods Used in PRTRs and ESDs

    The purpose of this document is to identify the similarities and differences between the emission estimation methods used in PRTR’s and ESD’s. The applicability of PRTR methods to the risk assessments is also evaluated. The study is focused on two sectors: pulp and paper manufacture, and textile wet processing.

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  • 2-May-2011

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    Framework for Selecting and Applying PRTR Release Estimation Techniques

    This document, Framework for Selecting and Applying PRTR Release Estimation Techniques provides information on: i) the general principles for producing release data; and ii) the selection and application of the various release estimation techniques to different industrial sectors. The document can also be used for estimating transfers of pollutants.

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