Invitation to give input to the Norwegian Environment Agency’s screening program for new, unregulated chemical substances

[Our translation]


We invite you/your institution to provide input to the Norwegian Environment Agency’s screening program for new, unregulated chemical substances. As last year, we are trying to change the input round somewhat, and hope this will contribute to you/you providing input. Input must be sent to us by Friday 21 June 2024 and the address for input is

You can give input on the attached form or you can give the input in a more free-text form with an outline of the problem description. We are not looking for project applications.

Template for screening input 2025

The Norwegian Environment Agency’s monitoring program for new environmental toxins has been running for around 20 years. In the last ten years, the program has particularly dealt with individual substances that have been discussed under several different pieces of legislation. This has made the program relevant for a number of regulatory processes. The trend for international chemical regulation is towards more group regulation. This means that we are opening up for input on groups of similar substances in this year’s input round. We also allow for the screening to have a pure industry approach, for example by examining industries that have extensive chemical use or businesses that collect many chemicals (for example, recycling plants, sewage plants). We are also open to proposals that include special matrices where new environmental toxins can accumulate (for example top predators). The project, group of substances or input on individual substances should contain specified new environmental toxins. In our assessment of the submissions, we emphasize that the substance/substance group has/is:

•          Properties of concern – For example persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic (PBT) and mobile (PMT), carcinogenic, mutagenic, harmful to reproduction (CMR) or endocrine disruptor)

•          Few/no surveys in the environment.

•          A use that gives the potential for negative effects in the environment

•          Is not included in routine monitoring

•          Too weak regulation of use/is a candidate for future regulations

You can find more about the program on our website [Norwegian language].


Med vennlig hilsen

Sjur Andersen

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