Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department February 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement
Document Number: 2010-2651
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to amend the Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement (Guidelines) to add nine sections that will designate the following items within which biobased products would be afforded Federal procurement preference: Disposable tableware; expanded polystyrene foam recycling products; heat transfer fluids; ink removers and cleaners; mulch and compost materials; multipurpose lubricants; office paper; topical pain relief products; and turbine drip oils. USDA is also proposing minimum biobased contents for each of these items.