Videocast Recording Available of November 2 EPA Meeting on Alternatives
A videocast recording is available of the November 2 public meeting, Alternative Test Methods to Reduce Vertebrate Animal Testing under the Toxic Substances Control Act, on the NIH Videocast website.
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act amended Section 4(h) of the Toxic Substances Control Act to require EPA to develop a Strategic Plan 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 on development of the Strategic Plan. 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 meeting is summarized in an article on the Chemical Watch website, which features comments by ICCVAM member Louis Scarano, EPA, and NICEATM Director Warren Casey.