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November 1, 2013
Getting to Yes: A Focused Workshop Addressing Key Policy, Legislative, and Regulatory Issues in Commercializing Biobased Products

2:30-5:30 p.m., November 11, 2013, at the Chemical Heritage Foundation Center in Philadelphia, PA

Innovation is great, but commercializing innovations is even better. BRAG's Washington, D.C.-based team of government affairs experts, scientists, lawyers, and public policy managers will present a workshop to identify and discuss critical policy, legislative, and regulatory issues impacting the commercialization of renewable chemicals. Attendees will engage in focused discussions on current regulatory issues impacting the market, as well as a robust dialogue on expectations for the evolution of policy considerations from varied players, including those from academia, environmental groups, Capitol Hill, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Join us at the beautiful Chemical Heritage Foundation's Library, Museum, and Conference Center in Philadelphia's historic district for this essential workshop prior to the 2nd International SCD-iBIO Commercializing Global Green Forum.


Lynn L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®)

Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals -- The Choice and Policy Implications
Sarah T. Caswell, Industrial Biotechnology Policy Consultant

Toxic Substances Control Act -- The Here and Now of TSCA
Lynn L. Bergeson, B&C
Brief overview of existing regulatory reporting and recordkeeping requirements for biobased chemical manufacturers.

TSCA -- BRAG Focus on Near Term Changes
Kathleen M. Roberts, BRAG Executive Director
Update on BRAG efforts to petition for partial reporting exemptions under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule and other efforts to level the regulatory playing field for biobased chemical manufacturers.

TSCA -- Could Real Reform Be in Our Future?
John F. Thorne, Ph.D., B&C
Panel discussion with key thought leaders in legislative, regulatory, and academic arenas regarding TSCA reform, the limitations or non-starters within Senate Bill S. 1009, the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, and forecast on House activities.


Adjourn for Reception
After the workshop, attendees are invited to continue the dialogue with workshop presenters and conference attendees during the SCD-iBIO opening night reception!

People involved in:
Regulatory Compliance
Government Affairs
Product Stewardship

At companies involved in:
Renewable Chemicals Development and Production
Downstream Use of Renewable Chemicals and Polymers

SCD-iBIO Conference Registrants -- Free
Non-Conference Registrants -- $100
BRAG Member Companies -- Free

Click here to register. Be sure to select "Workshop Only" during the registration process if you are only registering for the BRAG workshop and not the entire forum.


"Why BRAG Before You Go to Market?," Industrial Biotechnology, August 2013

"The Regulation of Renewable Chemicals Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)" Environmental Quality Management, Fall 2013

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