Consortium for Environmental Risk Management

Sustainable Chemistry Through Science and Technology



Sustainable Futures™ is a voluntary US EPA initiative that aims to promote the incorporation of Pollution Prevention (P2) methods into chemical stewardship. By participating in this hands-on workshop, you will learn to use a variety of computer-based models and techniques to assess both hazard and exposure components for a chemical substance, as well as how to combine these into a screening-level risk assessment. The workshop includes in-depth presentations and hands-on sessions with the models, and covers the methodology for hazard and risk screening for human health, ecotoxicity and environmental fate.

Who Should Attend:

Regulatory Professionals, Chemists/Scientists, Toxicologists, Product Safety Specialists, Product Stewards

What You Will Learn:

  • How the US EPA evaluates new chemical notifications
  • How to conduct screening-level hazard, exposure and risk characterizations of your chemicals in the absence of measured data
  • Gain hands-on experience with the same models and methods that the US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) employs to perform chemical risk screening and prioritization
  • Get the knowledge to take your products out of the regulatory black box
  • This workshop satisfies the training requirement for companies interested in formally graduating in the Sustainable Futures™ program. Sustainable Futures™ graduates can take advantage of regulatory incentives in the form of dual PMN/TMEA submissions which effectively reduces the time to market.
  • For more information on the US EPA Sustainable Futures™ Program, visit the home page at:

The Next Workshop:

Date: April 12-14, 2016

Location: Stepan Chemical Company facility located at 1135 Skokie Blvd, Northbrook, IL 60062

Sponsored by: Stepan Chemical Company, Consortium for Environmental Risk Management (CERM) and US EPA/OPPT

Presenters: US EPA staff from the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) with experience in the EPA New Chemicals Program and Pre-Manufacture Notification (PMN) review process, as well as experts in the screening level methodologies.

Requirements: Participants are asked to bring their own laptop computers preloaded with the EPA models for the hands-on portions of the workshop.

Registration Fee: $895.00 includes lunch and snacks!

There is no registration deadline, but space is limited. Registration is available online via the Registration Page

Agenda: The agenda for the workshop is available for download here.

Handouts: Handouts for the presentations in this workshop are available here.