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Title: Overview and Updates on the BioPreferred Program Jeff Goodman Chief, Environmental Management Division / USDA Steve Devlin Industrial Specialist / Iowa State University


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Overview and Updates on the BioPreferred
Program Jeff GoodmanChief, Environmental
Management Division / USDASteve
DevlinIndustrial Specialist / Iowa State
University
  • 2009 GSA International Products and Services Expo

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Discussion Topics
  • Overview of BioPreferred Program
  • USDAs Role
  • Program Updates
  • Designated Items
  • Labeling Program
  • BioPreferred Tools
  • Implementation
  • Future Events

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What is BioPreferred?
  • USDA brand name for Biobased Markets Program
    established in Farm Bill
  • Identifies and seeks to establish new markets for
    biobased products
  • Two major program elements
  • Federal procurement preference program requires
    Federal agencies and contractors to purchase
    qualifying products
  • Voluntary labeling program will allow product
    vendors to use a USDA logo to identify qualifying
    products

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What is a Biobased Product?
  • Biobased products are those the Secretary of
    Agriculture determines to be composed in whole or
    large part of renewable agricultural or forestry
    materials.
  • Biobased products can include plant, animal, and
    marine materials.

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Why Promote Biobased Products?
  • Climate Change Impact ReductionQualifying
    biobased products reduce the introduction of new
    fossil carbon into the atmosphere.
  • Energy/Environmental SecurityBiobased products
    replace petroleum products helping to increase
    U.S. energy and environmental security and
    independence. Many biobased products are
    sustainable, renewable and compostable.
  • Economic DevelopmentBiobased products create
    jobs by increasing demand for agricultural and
    forestry materials and by increasing new product
    development, manufacturing and ultimately sales.

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Program Authorities
  • Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
    (2002 Farm Bill)
  • Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (2008
    Farm Bill)
  • Energy Policy Act of 2005 - Sections 205 and 943
  • Executive Order 13423 - January 24, 2007
  • FAR Updated - November 7, 2008

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2008 Farm Bill
  • Updates definition of biobased product
  • Permits designation of intermediate ingredients
    and feedstocks (IIF)
  • Permits labeling of IIF and complex products
  • Directs USDA to establish national registry of
    testing centers
  • Specifies detailed reporting requirements
  • Requires management plan

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BioPreferred's High Profile
  • Significant discussion topic during Secretary
    Vilsack's Senate confirmation hearing
  • USDA letter to all Cabinet Heads
  • Senator Harkin plans to call each Cabinet level
    department to testify to the Senate Agriculture
    Committee on its implementation progress

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Federal Procurement Preference
  • One year following designation of biobased items
    in the Federal Register, Federal departments and
    agencies must give a procurement preference to
    designated items composed of biobased products
    unless those items
  • Are not reasonably available
  • Do not perform adequately, or
  • Are not reasonably priced

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USDAs Role in Federal Procurement Preference
Program
  • Establish Guidelines (published January 11, 2005)
  • Designate BioPreferred items - or generic
    groupings of biobased products that receive
    procurement preference
  • Establish BioPreferred model procurement program

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Designated Items
  • 33 items have been designated
  • As of May 2009, Federal procurement preference is
    in place for all 33 items
  • Over 3,700 products represented
  • Many products that can be used in
  • Construction
  • Cafeteria/Food Service
  • Custodial Services
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Operations and Maintenance

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Designated Items (contd).
BioPreferred Tools
Construction Operations/Maintenance
Water Tank Coatings Penetrating Lubricants
Diesel Fuel Additives General Purpose De-icers
Hydraulic Fluids Hand Cleaners Sanitizers
Roof Coatings Adhesive Mastic Removers
Carpets Fluid Filled Transformers
Plastic Insulating Foam Construction 2-Cycle Engine Oils
Composite Panels Fertilizers
Wood and Concrete Sealers Sorbents
Greases
Metalworking Fluids
  • Sample Contract Language
  • Training Materials
  • Technical Fact Sheets
  • Life Cycle Assessment Overview
  • Designation Process
  • How to Do BioPreferred Business

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Designated Items (contd.)
BioPreferred Tools
Janitorial Miscellaneous
Concrete and Asphalt Release Fluids Bedding, Bed Linens and Towels
Floor Strippers Disposable Cutlery
Films Disposable Containers
Stationary Equipment Hydraulic Fluid Firearm Lubricants
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners Bathroom and Spa Cleaners
Glass Cleaners Laundry Products
Graffiti Grease Removers Lip Care Products
Dust Suppressants
  • Sample Contract Language
  • Training Materials
  • Technical Fact Sheets
  • Life Cycle Assessment Overview
  • Designation Process
  • How to Do BioPreferred Business

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Round 5 Proposed Items
BioPreferred Tools
  • Round 5 regulation proposed in October 2008
  • No public comments received
  • USDA hopes to publish final rule this summer
  • Items include
  • Sample Contract Language
  • Training Materials
  • Technical Fact Sheets
  • Life Cycle Assessment Overview
  • Designation Process
  • How to Do BioPreferred Business

Operations/ Maintenance Janitorial Miscellaneous
Chain and Cable Lubricants Industrial Cleaners Food Cleaners
Corrosion Preventatives Multipurpose Cleaners General Purpose Household Cleaners
Forming Lubricants
Gear Lubricants
Parts Wash Solution
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Labeling Program
  • Voluntary labelingprogram will allowproduct
    vendors to usea USDA logo to identifyqualifying
    products.
  • Proposed rule underOMB review.
  • USDA plans to issue proposed rule this summer.
  • USDA also plans to conduct market research on
    label this summer/fall.

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BioPreferred Tools
  • General awareness/outreach materials
  • Fact sheet/brochure
  • BioPreferred exhibit/booth
  • Web site
  • Online biobased basics course
  • Technical aspects of biobased products
  • Designated item fact sheets (ex vehicles and
    maintenance)
  • Life-cycle performance information sheet

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BioPreferred Tools Web site
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Web site Short-term Fix-up
  • www.biopreferred.gov
  • The new things you can benefit from right away
  • Improved look and feel
  • Streamlined Home Page
  • Catalog of BioPreferred products is front and
    center
  • Improved navigation
  • Updated content (policies and regulations,
    training, contract language, etc.)

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Web site Coming Soon
  • In the near future, we hope to give you an even
    better experience on our site.
  • The following changes will become available soon
  • Faster loading catalog
  • Greatly expanded search function in the catalog
  • More flexible catalog with options to compare
    products
  • Improved product information, including hot links
    to product vendors Web site
  • A community portal for exchange of information
    among users
  • And whatever we (or you) can think of. Please
    send your suggestions to biopreferred_at_usda.gov.

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BioPreferred Tools (cont'd.)
  • Sales (for vendors/manufacturers)
  • Item designation process
  • How to do BioPreferred business guide
  • BioPreferred product catalog
  • Procurement
  • Online and classroom trainings on program
    implementation
  • Purchase card fact sheets
  • Contract templates
  • Seller/buyer matchmaking assistance

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BioPreferred Tools (cont'd.)
  • BioPreferred resource/tool audit during FY 2009
    (whos using which tools and how)
  • Combine/streamline tools
  • Divest in non-effective ones
  • Deliver tools more efficiently
  • Develop evaluation methods

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Training and Cooperation
  • Working with the Federal Acquisition Institute
    (FAI) to include BioPreferred in acquisition
    training Spoke at FAI procurement seminars
  • Working with the Department of Defense and the
    Defense Logistics Agency to ensure all DoD
    procurement officials receive BioPreferred
    awareness and procurement training
  • Provided training to GSA procurement personnel on
    BioPreferred contracting, including mini-training
    sessions on-site
  • Trained the Department of Treasury on including
    BioPreferred in all contracts Working with
    Treasury on their upcoming rebid of
    enterprise-wide janitorial and food service
    contracts

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USDA Implementation Strategy
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USDA Walking the Walk
  • USDA Green Purchasing Plan (GPAPP)
  • USDA Advantage
  • USDA biobased product use
  • Green Bottle spring waterin cafeteria
  • BioGreen fertilizer appliedto Whitten Building
    lawn
  • Biobased roof coatingon WV ARS facility

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USDA Walking the Walk Outreach
  • Federal
  • Federal Environmental Symposia (East and West)
    June
  • GSA SmartPay (Biobased product procurement via
    government charge cards) July
  • GovEnergy Aug
  • Industry
  • NPE (International plastics showcase) June
  • BIO World Congress July
  • BioPolymers Symposium Sept

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BioPreferred 2009 Timeline
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BioPreferred 2010 Milestones
  • Finalize labeling rule and initiate labeling
    program
  • Augment item designation Rounds 8 - 12
  • Revise program guidelines
  • Continue outreach and training

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Revising Program Guidelines
  • Re-examine existing testing and evaluation
    processes for item designation
  • Include designation of intermediates and
    feedstocks
  • Address designation of complex products such as
    automobiles
  • Replace "item" with a more accurate term such as
    "product category"

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Designating Intermediates/Feedstocks Farm Bill
Requirements
  • Designate intermediate ingredients and feedstocks
    used to produce items subject to Federal
    procurement preference
  • Automatically designate items composed of
    intermediate ingredients and feedstocks
  • If content of designated intermediate ingredients
    and feedstocks exceeds 50 of item
  • Unless Secretary determines different percentage
    is appropriate

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Biobased Intermediates/Feedstocks
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Designating Complex Products
  • Complex products are those with multiple
    components (ex automobiles, office furniture,
    mattresses)
  • Currently there are no approved testing methods
    for determining biobased content of complex
    products
  • Revised guidelines will need to await approved
    testing methods or determine decision rules for
    designating complex products based on testing
    individual components

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Automobile Biobased Components
Source Ford Motor Company
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For Further Information
  • Jeff Goodman, Departmental Administration,
    Environmental Management Division
    jeffrey.goodman_at_da.usda.gov, ( 202) 401-4747
  • Ron Buckhalt, Departmental Administration,
    Environmental Management Division
    ronb.buckhalt_at_da.usda.gov, (202) 205-4008
  • Steve Devlin, Iowa State University,
    sdevlin_at_iastate.edu, (641) 613-3298
  • Website http//www.biopreferred.gov

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