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Green Purchasing Laws, Resources, and References

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Laws
Federal Acquisition Regulations
Executive Orders
NIH Policies and Guidance
Additional Resources
References
Laws

Energy Policy Act of 1992, Section 303 (EPAct)

Farm Security and Rural Investment Act, Section 9002 (May 13, 2002)

National Energy Conservation Policy Act (42 U.S.C. 8262g). Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 (PPA 42 U.S.C. 13101 and 13102, s/s et seq. (1990). . http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/p2home/p2policy/act1990.htm exit disclaimer

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, Section 6002 (RCRA, 42 U.S.C. s/s 321et seq. (1976)
http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/42/ch82.html  exit disclaimer

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Federal Acquisition Regulations

http://www.arnet.gov/far exit disclaimerSee Part 23, Subparts 2, 4,7, 8, 9, and 10:

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Executive Orders
Waste Prevention, Recycling, Federal Acquisition (EO 13101, September 14, 2000)
http://www.ofee.gov/eo/13101.htm

exit disclaimerEnergy Efficient Management (EO 13123, June 3, 1999)
http://www.ofee.gov/eo/13101.htm exit disclaimer

Developing and Promoting Biobased Products and Bioenergy (EO 13134, August 12, 1999)
http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/nepa/regs/eos/eo13134.html exit disclaimer

Leadership in Environmental Management (EO 13148, April 21, 2000)
http://www.epa.gov/fedsite/eo13148.htm exit disclaimer

Federal Fleet and Transportation Efficiency (EO 13149, April 21, 2000)
http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/nepa/regs/eos/eo13149.html exit disclaimer

Energy Efficient Standby Power Devices (EO 13221, July 31, 2001)
http://www.ofee.gov/eo/eo13221.pdf  exit disclaimer

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NIH Policies and Guidance
NIH Manual Issuance No. 3032 Waste Management.
http://www1.od.nih.gov/oma/manualchapters/intramural/3032/3032.pdf PDF File



NIH Pollution Prevention Plan (P2 Plan). Hardcopy only. Contact DEP for a copy.
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Additional Resources

Alternative and Less Hazardous Products for Medical Applications. Sustainable Hospitals Project.
http://www.sustainablehospitals.org/HTMLSrc/IP_factsheet_contents.html#epp exit disclaimer

Biobased Products Program, USDA
http://www.biobased.oce.usda.gov exit disclaimer
Biobased SuperCenter
http://www.biobased.org/association exit disclaimer

Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (Recycled Content Products), EPA
http://www.epa.gov/cpg
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Department of Defense – DoD EMall
https://emall.prod.dodonline.net/scripts/emLogon.asp exit disclaimer

Database of Environmental Information for Products and Services, EPA
http://yosemite1.epa.gov/oppt/eppstand2.nsf exit disclaimer

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
http://www.dscr.dla.mil/products/epa/htms/pocs.htm exit disclaimer

Environmentally Preferable Products, EPA
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp exit disclaimer
Energy Star®, EPA
http://www.energystar.gov/products exit disclaimer

Energy Efficient Products and Minimal Standby Power Devices, DOE
http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/technologies/eeproducts.cfm exit disclaimer

Federal Agency Compliance Guidance
http://www.ofee.gov/eo/rcra2.htm exit disclaimer

Federal Fleet/Alternative Fuel Vehicles, OFEE
http://www.ofee.gov/wpr/altfuel.htm exit disclaimer

GSA Advantage!®
http://www.gsaadvantage.gov exit disclaimer
GSA Environmental Products Overview
Click here to go to that page.

GSA Environmental Products Guide exit disclaimer

Green Seal Organization
http://www.greenseal.org/ exit disclaimer

Health Care Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Network Information Exchange Bulletin. Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance.
http://www.mass.gov/ota/otapubs.htm#eppnet exit disclaimer

Hospitals for a Healthy Environment. Environmentally Preferable Procurement.
http://www.h2e-online.org/tools/grnpurch/epp.htm  exit disclaimer
 
NIH Mercury Elimination Campaign – Lists of alternatives to mercury containing products
http://orf.od.nih.gov/nomercury/alternatives.htm exit disclaimer

Non-Ozone Depleting Substances, EPA
http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/lists/index.html exit disclaimer

Office of the Federal Environmental Executive. .
http://www.ofee.gov/gp/gp.htm
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Office Supplies, Environmentally Preferred, Online Procurement, EPA
http://www.epa.gov/epp/pubs/buying_green_online.pdf exit disclaimer

Purchasing for Pollution Prevention Project. INFORM.
http://www.informinc.org/p3_00.php  exit disclaimer

Supplier Database for Recycled Content (CPG Designated) Products, EPA
http://www.epa.gov/cpg/database.htm exit disclaimer

Training on Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, OFEE
http://www.ofee.gov/gp/training.html exit disclaimer
Water Efficiency Program, EPA
http://www.epa.gov/owm/water-efficiency/index.htm exit disclaimer


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References  

Egan PD, Kaiser B. Can Environmental Purchasing Reduce Mercury in U.S. Health Care? Environmental Health Perspectives. 110(9):847-851.
http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/2002/110p847-851eagan/eagan-full.html

Messelbeck J, Sutherland L. (2000). Applying Environmental Design to Biomedical Products Research. Environmental Health Perspectives. 108(S6):
http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/2001/109p205-207kaiser/kaiser-full.html

Messelbeck J, Sutherland L. (2000). Applying Environmental Design to Biomedical Products Research. Environmental Health Perspectives. 108(S6):
http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/members/2000/suppl-6/997-1002messelbeck/messelbeck-full.html

Spegel R, Meadows D. (1999). Green Building Materials. A Guide to Product Selection and Specification. New York: John Wiley & Sons.


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