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EPA Seeks Comment on Draft Environmental Guidelines for Federal Procurement
transparent, fair, and consistent approach to using non- governmental product environmental performance standards and ecolabels in Federal purchasing, consistent with Federal standards policy and sustainable acquisition mandates. EPA believes that voluntary guidelines for standards and ecolabels would help agencies implement sustainable acquisition requirements of Executive Order 13514 and Federal Acquisition Regulation 23.103,which requires 95% of the government's applicable contract actions to be sustainable. Specifically, the Guidelines for standards and ecolabels could provide clarity regarding the term "environmentally preferable'' for purposes of the Executive Order.
The proposed draft Guidelines and supplementary information can be found at http://www.epa.gov/epp/draftGuidelines.
EPA must receive comments on the draft Guidelines or before February 25, 2014.
Click here to Federal Register notice of draft Guidelines