Office of Energy Policy and New Uses October 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement
Document Number: E8-25037
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
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, by adding nine sections to designate the following nine items within which biobased products would be afforded Federal procurement preference: Chain and cable lubricants; corrosion preventatives; food cleaners; forming lubricants; gear lubricants; general purpose household cleaners; industrial cleaners; multipurpose cleaners; and parts wash solutions. USDA also is proposing minimum biobased content for each of these items.