NICNAS New Chemicals team leader Ms Hana Hamdan (seated on the left) with US EPA representatives and Filipino participants at joint training workshops on risk management and assessment processes -Manila, December 2007.


NICNAS and the US Environmental Protection Agency conducted joint training workshops, organised by the US Business and Industry Advisory Committee, in Manila in December 2007.


The purpose was to assist the Philippine authorities, especially its Environmental Management Bureau, in understanding risk assessment processes and various assessment approaches.


These related to handling of exemptions and notifications subject to reduced regulatory requirements, such as for polymers of low concern.