Federal Requirements for Sustainable Products/Services May Change

AGC is reviewing proposed updates to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that would make federal agency preferences for sustainable products and services permanent, impacting federal construction contractors.  The changes build on an interim rule that took effect in 2011 (FAR case 2010-001, “Sustainable Acquisition”) that currently requires federal agencies and contractors to prefer sustainable acquisition options. It also directs federal contractors to recycle or recover construction and demolition debris and to comply with agency environmental management systems, among other things.  The interim rule was promulgated without prior opportunity for public comment.
AGC is currently reviewing the proposal and will submit written comments on or before the comment deadline of March 20.
For more information or to provide your input on the proposal, contact Melinda Tomaino at tomainom@agc.org or (703) 837-5415.


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