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Smart Sectors

Chemical Manufacturing Sector Information

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration and EPA are the primary agencies that regulate the chemical sector. The following links are intended to help Smart Sectors partners and the public learn more about how the EPA works with the chemical manufacturing sector.

EPA regulatory information

EPA resources

  • EPA’s Safer Choice program — Products with EPA’s Safer Choice label help consumers and commercial buyers identify products with safer chemical ingredients.
  • Resources for schools to manage chemicals
  • Pollution Prevention (P2) — P2 is any practice that reduces, eliminates, or prevents pollution at its source. 
  • EPA’s SmartWay Transport — SmartWay Transport helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and improving freight transportation efficiency. Any company or organization that ships, manages, or hauls freight in its operations can become an EPA SmartWay Partner.
  • Sustainable Materials Management Prioritization Tools — Free, life cycle-based tools that offer a starting place to establish priorities for environmental improvement, focus limited financial and human resources where action could offer greater holistic benefit, and consider key industries for collaboration.