ENCLOSURE (1) TO COMDTINST 16000.1
(3) Effective immediately, all agencies making solicitations for the purchase of printing and writing paper
shall seek bids for paper with postconsumer material or recovered waste material as described in section 504(c).
Sec. 505. Revision of Brightness Specifications and Standards. The General Services Administration and
other Federal agencies are directed to identify, evaluate and revise or eliminate any standards or specifications
unrelated to performance that present barriers to the purchase of paper or paper products made by production
processes that minimize emissions of harmful byproducts. This evaluation shall include a review of unnecessary
brightness and stock clause provisions, such as lignin content and chemical pulp requirements. The GSA shall
complete the review and revision of such specifications within six months after the effective date of this order, and
shall consult closely with the Joint Committee on Printing during such process. The GSA shall also compile any
information or market studies that may be necessary to accomplish the objectives of this provision.
Sec. 506. Procurement of Re-refined Lubricating Oil and Retread Tires. Within 180 days after the effective
date of this order, agencies shall implement the EPA procurement guidelines for re-refined lubricating oil and retread
(a) Commodity managers shall finalize revisions to specifications for re-refined oil and retread tires, and
develop and issue specifications for tire retreading services, as commodity managers shall take affirmative steps to
procure these items in accordance with RCRA section 6002.
(b) Once these items become available, fleet managers shall take affirmative steps to procure these items in
accordance with RCRA section 6002.
Sec. 507. Product Testing. The Secretary of Commerce, through the National Institute of Standards and
Technology ("NIST"), shall establish a program for testing the performance of products containing recovered
materials or deemed to be environmentally preferable. NIST shall work with EPA, GSA and other public and private
sector organizations that conduct appropriate life cycle analyses to gather information that will assist agencies in
making selections of products and services that are environmentally preferable.
(a) NIST shall publish appropriate reports describing testing programs, their results, and recommendations
for testing methods and related specifications for use by Executive agencies and other interested parties.
(b) NIST shall coordinate with other Executive and State agencies to avoid duplication with existing testing
PART 6 - AGENCY GOALS AND REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
Sec. 601. Goals for Waste Reduction. Each agency shall establish a goal for solid waste prevention and a
goal for recycling to be achieved by the year 1995. These goals shall be submitted to the Federal Environmental
Executive within 180 days after the effective date of this order. Progress on attaining these goals shah be reported by
the agencies to the Federal Environmental Executive for the annual report specified in section 301 of this order.
Sec. 602. Goal for Increasing the Procurement of Recycled and Other Environmentally Preferable Products.
Agencies shall strive to increase the procurement of products that are environmentally preferable or that are made
with recovered materials and set annual goals to maximize the number of recycled products purchased, relative to