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U.S. Geological Survey Instructional Memorandum

No.  OAG 2004-001

Date:  May 21, 2004

Subject:  Procurement Specifications

Reference:  SM 402.5

1. Purpose.  The purpose of this Instructional Memorandum (IM) is to provide updated information on items designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for procurement with recovered or recycled material content.

2. Background.  Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, EPA is responsible for designating items which can be procured with recycled content and for issuing Guidelines establishing specific recommendations for minimum recycled content for these items. When procuring designated items, agencies must require compliance with the EPA content recommendation, or justify why not. An updated listing of items for which such standards have been established is attached.  A current version of EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guidelines can be found at:

3. Action.  Instructional Memorandum OAFA-2000-001 is superseded hereby.

4. Cancellation.  The interim update provided by this IM will remain in effect until a revision to SM 402.5 incorporating this information is issued.

(signed) Scott G. Morton
Chief, Office of Acquisition and Grants

Appendix - EPA Designated Items

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