Chemical Management

NCASI’s Chemical Management Program is designed to help members meet the challenges associated with ensuring the safe and effective use of chemicals and effectively achieving related regulatory reporting obligations. This program supports the Air, Water, Sustainable Manufacturing, and Forest Sustainability Programs.

Examples of past and present areas of research focus include responsible use of herbicides in forest management; the presence, characteristics, and fate of chemical residuals in products; procedures used to assess risks of chemical in water and air; and production of information to inform various regulatory reporting obligations.

Chemical Management Program

Focus Areas

Chemical Reporting

In addition to reporting requirements associated with permit obligations, mill environmental staff have duties to report the production and environmental releases of certain substances under federal programs such as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Superfund Amendments Reauthorization Act (SARA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) in…

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Environmental Impacts

As state and federal agencies continue to update existing regulations for the use and discharge of chemicals and develop new regulations for previously unregulated substances, there is a need for technical work to evaluate the use of toxicology and epidemiology to inform risk assessment during policy setting. Tasks developed in…

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Product Stewardship

One component of product stewardship activities is minimizing health and environmental impacts of products. In order to do this, it is important to understand chemical use during the manufacturing process and the eventual fate of those chemicals – understanding, for example, whether they are retained in the product, consumed in…

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Use of Chemicals in Managed Forests

Although no significant expansion in area of intensively managed forest in the United States is anticipated in the future, increased management intensity on some Member company lands remains a key component of strategies for meeting demand for wood. Much of the world’s future incremental needs for industrial wood will likely…

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