EPA has issued a notice seeking comments on how it can contribute to the development, manufacture and use of sustainable, or “green,” products. 75 Fed. Reg. 56,528 (9/16/10). The comments are sought from those who manufacture, distribute, label, certify, verify, and purchase or use consumer, commercial or industrial products that may be considered “green,” “sustainable” or “environmentally preferable.”
EPA is seeking the comments under the authority of the Pollution Prevention Act of 1990, section 13103(b), which requires the agency to facilitate the adoption of source-reduction techniques by businesses and to identify opportunities to use federal procurement to encourage source reduction. EPA will accept comments until October 19, 2010.