Small Business Environmental Roundtable – May 6, 2022

The next U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy Environmental Roundtable will meet virtually to discuss the following topics on Friday, May 6, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. (ET). The meeting will be held using the Microsoft Teams platform.


10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
National Coordinating Entity for Sustainable Chemistry
Melanie Buser, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

10:20 AM – 10:40 AM
The Role of Federal Research, Policy and Engagement in Third Party Standards and Certifications
Kathryn Beers, National Institute of Standards and Technology

10:40 AM – 11:30 AM
Dave Rostker, SBA Office of Advocacy

Send your RSVP to A meeting link will be provided to you when you RSVP.

Roundtable meetings are open to all interested persons, with the exception of the press, in order to facilitate open and frank discussion about the impacts of Federal regulatory activities on small entities. Agendas and presentations are available to all, including the press. Anyone who wants to receive roundtable agendas or presentations, or to be included in the distribution list, should forward such requests to The purpose of these Roundtable meetings is to exchange opinions, facts, and information and to obtain the attendees’ individual views and opinions regarding small business concerns. The meetings are not intended to achieve or communicate any consensus positions of the attendees.

Small Business Environmental Roundtable
Issues for Discussion

Sustainable Chemistry in the United States and the Role of the Federal Government

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 tasked the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) with convening an interagency entity to coordinate Federal programs and activities in support of sustainable chemistry. This group will develop a strategic plan for sustainable chemistry, which would include a framework of attributes and metrics to characterize sustainable chemistry, an assessment of the state of sustainable chemistry in the United States, identification of federal regulatory barriers to and opportunities for federal agencies facilitating sustainable chemistry, and more.

As part of this group’s outreach, OSTP has published a Request for Information (RFI) in the Federal Register. In support of this RFI, Advocacy is convening this small business roundtable to discuss the role of small business in sustainable chemistry and the small business perspectives on the questions in the RFI. There will be a presentation on the mission of the working group and on the RFI, followed by a presentation on the role of third-party standards in sustainable chemistry, and then an open discussion on the questions raised in the RFI.

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