Butyl Benzyl Phthalate Consortium
The Butyl Benzyl Phthalate Consortium represents manufacturers, including importers, and users of butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP). Its mission is to serve the interests of BBP manufacturers, importers, and downstream users, address scientific, regulatory, and product stewardship issues concerning the health, safety, and/or environmental aspects of BBP, and participate in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 6 risk evaluation initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Membership in the BBP Consortium is open to manufacturers, importers, processors, and users of BBP and any interested participant in the BBP industry. Click here to request additional information.
Di-ethylhexyl Phthalate Consortium
The mission of the Di-ethylhexyl Phthalate Consortium is to advocate for sound science in EPA’s decision-making regarding testing needs for di-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), if required, to conduct cost- and time-effective regulatory testing, and to serve as a point of contact for stakeholders to coordinate with EPA regarding data needs and testing requirements.
Interested participants in industries using DEHP (i.e., di-octyl phthalate (DOP)) are welcome to inquire regarding membership. Members of the Di-ethylhexyl Phthalate Consortium are manufacturers, importers, processors, and users of DEHP. Click here to request additional information.
Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) Consortium
The Dibutyl Phthalate Consortium represents manufacturers, including importers, and users of dibutyl phthalate (DBP). The Consortium advocates for sound science in EPA’s decision-making regarding DBP testing needs and, if required, conducting cost- and time-effective regulatory testing. The Consortium also serves as a point of contact for coordinating with EPA regarding data needs and testing requirements. Membership in the DBP Consortium is open to manufacturers, importers, processors, and users of DBP and any interested participant in the DBP industry. Click here to request additional information.
Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Association, Inc. (EOSA)
EOSA is a non-profit organization whose members include ethylene oxide (EO) suppliers, medical device manufacturers, sterilization consultants, laboratories, contract sterilizers, analytical equipment and systems suppliers, and sterilization equipment manufacturers with a common interest in promoting the use of EO sterilization. EOSA works to educate industry, regulators, and the public on the uses and benefits of EO sterilization. EOSA also works to improve safety standards, foster industry communications, and provide a forum for many subjects related to EO sterilization. Membership in EOSA is open to any interested participant in the EO sterilization industry. Click here to request additional information.
Ethyleneamines Product Stewardship Discussion Group (EPSDG)
The EPSDG provides a forum for producers of ethylenediamine (EDA), diethylenetriamine (DETA), triethylenetetramine (TETA), tetraethylenepentamine (TEPA), polyethylenepolyamines (higher ethyleneamines), aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA), aminoethylpiperazine (AEP), and piperazine (PIP) to discuss and review product stewardship matters related to these products, in the hope of assisting in the safe use and handling of these chemicals by all who come into contact with them. Click here to request additional information.
EPSDG AEEA Testing Consortium
The EPSDG Aminoethylethanolamine (AEEA) Testing Consortium includes U.S. producers of AEEA, a chemical commonly used in the manufacture of oil additives, fuel additives, chelating agents, fabric softeners, and surfactants, among other uses. Its mission is to address scientific, research, regulatory, and product stewardship issues concerning the health, safety, and environmental aspects of AEEA. Click here to request additional information.
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) Coalition
The H2S Coalition focuses on opportunities to improve the safe use and handling of H2S and to advance advocacy positions. Members monitor and address regulatory, product stewardship, research, and related matters pertinent to H2S as they relate to members’ manufacturing processes. Click here to request additional information.
International Technical Caramel Association (ITCA)
ITCA provides for the stewardship of caramel colors by promoting the development of caramel colors and protecting its production, processing, and use for direct and indirect addition or application to foods, drugs, and other articles of use by humans or animals. ITCA members conduct studies, engage in or sponsor scientific research, develop and disseminate communications, and provide leadership for the caramel color industry in dealings with all branches of all governments, regulatory bodies, and international food safety bodies. ITCA membership is open to producers of caramel or processors that use caramel as an ingredient, and trade associations interested in furthering the purpose of the Association. Click here to request additional information.
Metam Task Force
The Metam Task Force develops data to support the continued U.S. registration of metam pesticide products, to respond to regulatory requirements, and to engage in product stewardship efforts. The Task Force actively works on all of these issues. It conducts robust testing programs in connection with these issues and monitors and responds to regulatory actions.
MITC Task Force
The Methyl Isothiocyanate (MITC) Task Force develops data to support the continued U.S. registration of agricultural fumigant pesticide products that generate MITC. The Task Force conducts robust testing programs for this purpose and monitors and responds to regulatory actions.
The mission of the MTBE Consortium is to address advocacy needs and testing requirements related to methyl tert-butyl ether’s (MTBE) listing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program. We advocate for the use of sound science in EPA’s decision-making related to MTBE testing needs and conduct regulatory testing in a cost- and time-effective manner. Membership in the MTBE Consortium is open to entities that will be directly impacted by the MTBE EDSP test order. Click here to request additional information.
N-Methylpyrrolidone Producers Group, Inc. (NMP Producers Group)
The NMP Producers Group is composed of the domestic manufacturers of N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP), and promotes the safe use of NMP and NMP derivatives through research, product stewardship, and outreach efforts within the framework of responsible chemical management. Membership in the NMP Producers Group is open to U.S. producers of NMP. Click here to request additional information.
North American Metals Council (NAMC)
NAMC is an unincorporated not-for-profit group of metals-producing and metals-using associations and companies that focus on a broad range of science and policy issues that affect metals in a generic way. Membership in NAMC is open to all companies that are either producers or users of metals and minerals and to associations that represent such companies. Click here to request additional information.
NAMC - The Selenium Workgroup
The Selenium Workgroup is engaged in technical research on issues pertaining to selenium. Activities include funding independent research into ecological assessments, development of water quality tissue-based benchmarks, development of effects thresholds, identification of appropriate analytical methods, and management and treatment options for selenium where necessary.
The TDCE Consortium membership is composed of manufacturers, including importers, and processors of trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene (TDCE). Members are working jointly to respond to the testing requirements of a TSCA Section 4(a)(2) Test Order issued by EPA for TDCE. The Consortium serves as a platform for manufacturers and processors of TDCE to advocate for sound science in EPA’s decision-making regarding TDCE testing needs and to conduct cost- and time-effective regulatory testing. The Consortium also serves as a point of contact with EPA for the members regarding required testing and to obtain approval of study plans and methods to achieve a coordinated testing effort. Click here to request additional information.
Tetrahydrofuran Task Force
The Tetrahydrofuran Task Force represents U.S. manufacturers and users of tetrahydrofuran (THF). Its mission is to address scientific, regulatory, and product stewardship issues concerning the health, safety, or environmental aspects of THF or products using THF. Membership in the THF Task Force is open to producers and importers of THF and any interested participant in the THF industry. Click here to request additional information.