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General Services Administration's Environmental Products Overview
GSA offers a variety of environmental products and services to its federal customers to assist them in their efforts to comply with procurement responsibilities outlined in federal environmental laws and regulations.

EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines (CPG)
This website promotes the procurement of products made with recycled-content materials. It provides information on CPG and EPA's Recovered Materials Advisory Notices, which recommend recycled-content levels for CPG items. This site also contains a list of manufacturers, vendors, and suppliers of designated products; fact sheets; buy-recycled news; and related links.

EPA's Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) Program
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) is a federal-wide program that encourages and assists Executive agencies in the purchasing of environmentally preferable products and services. This website contains guidance and tools for initiating an EPP program, case studies, a list of resources and upcoming events, and an open forum to encourage discussions of EPP issues.

EPA Compliance Assistance - Federal Facilities Website
Part of EPA's mission is to ensure that Federal facilities comply with all environmental regulations and applicable Presidential Executive Orders, and to assist Federal facilities in complying with these requirements. This website contains compliance assistance and pollution prevention information specifically designed for Federal facilities.

EnergySTAR for Government
Today's smart Federal government managers make decisions that are good for their budgets and the environment. With ENERGY STAR, you can uncover the link between energy, fiscal, and environmental performance for your agency. This website provides resources and interactive tools to determine your facility's energy performance.

EPA's Green Buildings Website
This website offers information on green building materials, water and energy conservation, and sustainable development.

EPA's Pollution Prevention Division
This website provides general information about pollution prevention (P2) practices, describes the array of P2 programs and initiatives administered by EPA and other organizations, and provides contacts for further information. The site also contains a list of P2 publications, grants available to promote P2 practices, ongoing programs and projects at EPA, and information resources.

National Waste Minimization Program
EPA's Waste Minimization Program works with industrial organizations, government agencies, and communities to find ways to help individual companies reduce the amount of waste they generate, particularly if the wastes contain one or more Waste Minimization Priority Chemicals.

EPA's Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Website
EPA's Federal Facilities Restoration and Reuse Office (FFRRO) works with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Energy (DOE), and other Federal entities to help them develop creative, cost-effective solutions to their environmental problems. FFRRO's overall mission is to facilitate faster, more effective, and less costly cleanup and reuse of Federal facilities.

FedCenter.gov is the Federal government's home for comprehensive environmental stewardship and compliance assistance information.

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Online Publications

Model Agency Affirmative Procurement Plan (PDF) (61 pp, 156K) Exit EPA
Developed by the White House Task Force on Recycling, this plan is offered as a model that Federal agencies can use in developing an Affirmative Procurement Plan (APP) for the acquisition of EPA-designated recycled content products. The model is offered as guidance only and is not intended to replace any existing agency plan or prevent an agency from developing a more aggressive plan.

The Yellow Book: Guide to Environmental Enforcement and Compliance at Federal Facilities (362 pp, 2.4MB)
This guide is provided by EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance to assist Federal agencies in meeting mandated requirements under various environmental laws and Presidential Executive Orders.

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