The aim of this project was to assist the Federal Environmental Agency in its task of assessing the environmental hazard of chemicals by providing access to the data of UNEP/IRPTC (United Nations Environment Programme/International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals), one of the most important international data collections available worldwide. A close cooperation between the Federal Environmental Agency and UNEP/IRPTC was established. The Federal Environmental Agency access to all data contained in the UNEP/IRPTC databank. Concomitantly, the data included in UNEP/IRPTC databank were updated and completed with data on the ecotoxicology and the environmental fate of hazardous chemicals collected during this project. The obligation of the Federal Republic of Germany to update the German data on chemicals legislation in the Legal File of UNEP/IRPTC was also fulfilled. The cooperation between the Federal Environmental Agency and UNEP/IRPTC represents an important part of international cooperation for the exchange of scientific and legal data on hazardous chemicals. (orig.)SIGLEAvailable from TIB Hannover: RN 8908(96-013) / FIZ - Fachinformationszzentrum Karlsruhe / TIB - Technische InformationsbibliothekBundesministerium fuer Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit, Bonn (Germany)DEGerman
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