Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/500

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108 STAT. 3134 PUBLIC LAW 103-348—OCT. 6, 1994 (b) PURPOSE. —The purpose of this Act is to require that all lithographic printing using ink containing oil that is performed or procured by a Federal agency shall use ink containing the maximum amounts of vegetable oil and materials derived from other renewable resources that— (1) are technologically feasible, and (2) result in printing costs that Eire competitive with printing using petroleum-based inks. 44 USC 501 note. SEC. 3. FEDERAL PRINTING REQUIREMENTS. (a) GENERAL RULE.—Notwithstanding any other law, and except as provided in subsection (b), a Federal agency may not perform or procure lithographic printing that uses ink containing oil if the ink contains less than the following percentage of vegetable oil: (1) In the case of news ink, 40 percent. (2) In the case of sheet-fed ink, 20 percent. (3) In the case of forms ink, 20 percent. (4) In the case of heat-set ink, 10 percent. (b) EXCEPTIONS.— (1) EXCEPTIONS.— Subsection (a) shall not apply to lithographic printing performed or procured by a Federal agency, if— (A) the head of the agency determines, Eifter consultation with the Public Printer and within the 3-year period ending on the date of the commencement of the printing or the date of that procurement, respectively, that vegetable oil-based ink is not suitable to meet specific, identified requirements of the agency related to the printing; or (B) the Public Printer determines— (i) within the 3-month period ending on the date of the commencement of the printing, in the case of printing of materials that are printed at intervals of less than 6 months, or (ii) before the date of the commencement of the printing, in the case of printing of materials that are printed at intervals of 6 months or more; that the cost of performing the printing using vegetable oil-based ink is significantly greater than the cost of performing the printing using other available ink. Reports. (2) NOTICE TO CONGRESS. —Not later than 30 days after making a determination under paragraph (1)(A), the head of a Federal agency shall report the determination to the Committee on Government Operations and the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Rules of the Senate. (c) FEDERAL AGENCY DEFINED.— In this Act, the term "Federal agency" means— (1) an executive department, military department, Government corporation. Government-controlled corporation, or other establishment in the executive branch of the Government (including the Executive Office of the President), or any independent regulatory agency; and