Under the agreement, the countries agreed to certain milestones. By 2012, the United States is to complete risk characterizations and initiate needed action on the more than 9,000 existing chemicals produced in the country in quantities above 25,000 pounds per year. The Moderate Production Volume (MPV) Program, as it has come to be called, is patterned after the HPV Challenge Program, and will build upon the success of that program and the CCMP. Canada is to complete assessments and take regulatory action on the Canadian highest priority substances and initiate assessments of medium priority substances. Mexico is to develop an information system for dangerous materials. All three countries are to enhance appropriate coordination in areas including testing, research, information gathering, assessment and risk management actions.
REACHing the Montebello agreement