DATE: August 29, 2002

SUBJECT: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); Implementation of Executive Order 13148, Greening the Government through Leadership in Environmental Management

SOURCE: Federal Register, August 29, 2002, Vol. 67, No. 168, page 55669

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

ACTION: Proposed Rule

SYNOPSIS: It is proposed that Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 23, Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace, and the related clauses in FAR 52.223, be amended to implement Executive Order (EO) 13148 of April 21, 2000, Greening the Government through Leadership in Environmental Management.

EDITOR'S NOTE: For more on EO 13148, see the April 26, 2000, FEDERAL CONTRACTS DISPATCH "'Greening the Government' Executive Orders."

DATES: Comments on the proposed rule must be submitted no later than October 28, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments to General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (MVP), 1800 F Street, NW, Room 4035, ATTN: Laurie Duarte, Washington, DC 20405, or by e-mail to farcase.2000-005@gsa.gov. Cite FAR case 2000-005 in all correspondence related to this proposed rule.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Smith at 202-501-7279.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: On April 21, 2000, President Clinton signed EO 13148, which directed each federal agency to make sure "that all necessary actions are taken to integrate environmental accountability into agency day-to-day decisionmaking and long-term planning processes, across all agency missions, activities, and functions." It provided requirements and goals for agencies related to environmental management and compliance; right-to-know and pollution prevention; release reduction of toxic chemicals; use reduction of toxic chemicals, hazardous substances, and other pollutants; and reduction in ozone-depleting substances. Also, it revoked the superseded EO 12843 of April 21, 1993, Procurement Requirements and Policies for Federal Agencies for Ozone-Depleting Substances; EO 12856 of August 3, 1993, Federal Compliance with Right-To-Know Laws and Pollution Prevention Requirements; and EO 12969 of August 8, 1995, Federal Acquisition and Community Right-To-Know.

This proposed rule would make the following changes:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.

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