OECD Winds Down CoCAP (formerly HPV Chemicals Program)

Posted on: December 13, 2013

By Elizabeth M. Cahill

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is ending the Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Program (CoCAP), formerly the High Production Volume (HPV) Chemical program, which was established in 1991.  In recent years, the European Union’s REACH registration requirements and the US’s National Toxicology Program (NTP) have been doing similar work to the CoCAP, albeit with a different scope. One of the aims of CoCAP has been to avoid duplication by member countries.

Additional information is to be released mid-October. While speaking to ChemADVISOR, the OECD’s Senior Manager for Public Affairs, Susan Fridy, stated, “as there are still a number of chemicals in the pipeline, it is likely that the program will continue into 2014.”


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