AGENCY: Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).
ACTION: Notice of request for information (RFI) for Bioeconomy.
SUMMARY: The Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) requests
input from all interested parties on the U.S. Bioeconomy. The
Bioeconomy represents the infrastructure, innovation, products,
technology, and data derived from biologically-related processes and
science that drive economic growth, promote health, and increase public
benefit. Through this Request for Information (RFI), OSTP seeks input
from the public, including those with capital investments, performing
innovative research, or developing enabling platforms and applications
in the field of biological sciences, to include healthcare, medicine,
pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, manufacturing, energy production, and
agriculture. This RFI will inform notable gaps, vulnerabilities, and
areas to promote and protect in the U.S. Bioeconomy that may benefit
from Federal government attention. The information can include
suggestions on those areas of greatest priority within the Bioeconomy,
as well as past or future Federal government efforts to build, promote,
and sustain the U.S. Bioeconomy. The public input provided in response
to this RFI will inform the Executive Office of the President as well
as private sector, academia, non-governmental entities, and other
stakeholders with interest in and expertise relating to the promotion
of a Bioeconomy ecosystem encompassing shared values and core American
DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before
11:59 p.m. (ET) on October 22, 2019.
ADDRESSES: Comments submitted in response to this notice may be
submitted online to: MBX.OSTP.WHBioeconomy@ostp.eop.gov. Email
submissions should be machine-readable [pdf, word] and not be copy-
protected. Submissions should include "RFI Response: Bioeconomy" in
the subject line of the message.
Instructions: Response to this RFI is voluntary. Each individual or
institution is requested to submit only one response. Submission must
not exceed 10 pages in 12 point or larger font, with a page number
provided on each page. Responses should include the name of the
person(s) or organization(s) filing the comment. Comments containing
references, studies, research, and other empirical data that are not
widely published should include copies or electronic links of the
referenced materials. Comments containing profanity, vulgarity,
threats, or other inappropriate language or content will not be
Comments submitted in response to this notice are subject to FOIA.
Responses to this RFI may also be posted, without change, on a Federal
website. Therefore, we request that no business proprietary
information, copyrighted information, or personally identifiable
information be submitted in response to this RFI.
In accordance with FAR 15-202(3), responses to this notice are not
offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding
contract. Additionally, the U.S. Government will not pay for response
preparation or for the use of any information contained in the
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paige Waterman at: