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TITLE VIII--ACQUISITION POLICY, ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT, AND RELATED MATTERS

Subtitle H Other Matters

NDAA Section

House Conference Report 110-477

SEC. 888. GREEN PROCUREMENT POLICY.

    (a) Sense of Congress- It is the sense of Congress that the Department of Defense should establish a system to document and track the use of environmentally preferable products and services.

    (b) Report- Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a report on a plan to increase the usage of environmentally friendly products that minimize potential impacts to human health and the environment at all Department of Defense facilities inside and outside the United States, including through the direct purchase of products and the purchase of products by facility maintenance contractors. The report shall also cover consideration of the budgetary impact of implementation of the plan.

Green procurement policy (sec. 888)

The Senate amendment contained a provision (sec. 876) that would require the Secretary of Defense to report to Congress on plans to increase the usage of environmentally friendly products at Department of Defense facilities.

The House bill contained no similar provision.

The House recedes with an amendment that would delete the findings included in the Senate provision and would require the report to cover consideration of the budgetary impact of implementation of the plan.

The conferees support the efforts of the Department of Defense to purchase environmentally friendly products and urge the Department to take additional steps to increase the usage of these products, and to document and track such usage.

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