From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] EPA: 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards Now Open for Nominations
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:34:19 -0400
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EPA is announcing that the application period for the 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards is now open, and applications are due to the Agency by December 16, 2016. 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards Program. The Awards will recognize the leadership contributions of our partners and stakeholders in advancing chemical safety and pollution prevention by making safer chemicals and safer products available to consumers and purchasers.

"This has been a momentous year for chemical safety in America with the passage of the ??Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act',?? said EPA Assistant Administrator Jim Jones. ??In addition, we have also seen a large up-tick in consumer awareness and demand for products that carry the Safer Choice label. We have 120 new products with the Safer Choice label as well as 100 additional safer ingredients bringing the number on our Safer Chemicals Ingredients List to over 820 chemicals. We look forward to the next group of award winners, innovators who have designed, contributed to, and promoted the use of Safer Choice-labeled products."

Those interested in applying may choose to submit under one or more of the following categories: product manufacturers; purchasers and distributors; retailers; supporters; and innovators. Award winners will be recognized at a ceremony in late spring of 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Find information on the 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards and application process.

Read and share the blog: Celebrating an Amazing Year of Safer Choice

David Giamporcaro
Industry and Small Business Liaison
Environmental Assistance Division
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. (7408M)
Washington, D.C. 20460
Email: giamporcaro.david**At_Symbol_Here**

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