B&C® Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) recognizes that maintaining industry groups should only occur if there is still work to be done. Otherwise, the groups should have the option to disband easily when the agreed upon objectives are completed. The following consortia were part of the BCCM client portfolio but were dissolved per members’ wishes following completion of the consortium’s work.
Alliance for Chemical Nomenclature (AChN)
AChN brought together companies and organizations engaged in the manufacture and/or use of fractionated chemical substances or other unknown, variable, complex, or biological substances that wished to coordinate advocacy efforts related to the regulatory classification of such substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Specifically, AChN focused on communications to EPA regarding consequences of evolving re-interpretations on nomenclature conventions under TSCA that had commercial and enforcement consequences. After several rounds of communications with EPA, the AChN members felt they had made their voices heard and opted to disband the group. Click here if you are interested in what AChN acheived.
Aseptic and Antimicrobial Processing and Packaging Association (AAPPA)
AAPPA was a coalition of food and beverage producers, processors, packaging suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and other stakeholders that focused on communication, training, and safety education needs specific to aseptic and antimicrobial processing and packaging. Its members networked to share information and strategies to enhance worker safety education and advocated on workplace exposure issues. Click here if you are interested in what AAPPA achieved.
Biobased And Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®)
BRAG was formed in 2013 to give biobased chemical stakeholders the expertise and collective voice necessary to educate legislative and administrative decision-makers during the negotiations occurring at that time regarding reform of the TSCA, and to help its members understand and comply with the application of TSCA to their products and operations. As the only trade group solely focused on addressing the unique challenges that biobased chemicals face under TSCA, BRAG developed strong and compelling advocacy platforms to ensure the robust commercialization and growth of biobased and renewable chemical feedstocks, efforts that continue to deliver results now that the original goals of BRAG have been realized. Click here if you are interested in what BRAG acheived.
California Nanotechnology Industry Network (CalNIN)
CalNIN members included nanoscale material manufacturers, representatives from government and academia, and other stakeholdersthat convened workshops bringing together business, regulatory, academic, and capital interests, and provided regular updates on law, policy, and regulatory initiatives that could potentially impact the development or use of nanomaterials in California. CalNIN is not currently active, however, it remains in place to respond quickly and efficiently to emerging issues and advocacy challenges. Click here if you are interested in what CalNIN achieved.
Carbon Disulfide (CS2) Coalition
The CS2 Coalition was a coalition of North American producers and users committed to fostering the safe handling and use of carbon disulfide.
Epoxy Users and Stakeholders Alliance (EUSA)
EUSA was a coalition of epoxy manufacturers and users, focused on promoting the benefits and value of epoxy in key commercial applications. Click here if you are interested in what EUSA achieved.
Industry Consortium for Environmental Measurement of Nanomaterials (ICEMN)
ICEMN was a consortium of industry, academic, and government stakeholders involved with the production, assessment, and use of nanomaterials. ICEMN members worked cooperatively to prepare a series of articles about nanomaterial measurement in water, air, and soil that now serve as a practical guide for state and federal regulatory agencies tasked with measuring engineered nanomaterials in the environment. With this important project completed, ICEMN decided to disband, consistent with BCCM’s management approach of sunsetting consortium when the task at hand is completed. ICEMN could, upon a showing of need, reactivate in the future. Click here if you are interested in what ICEMN achieved.