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EO13514 Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance

This Executive Order sets sustainability goals for Federal agencies and focuses on making improvements in their environmental, energy and economic performance. The Executive Order requires Federal agencies to set a 2020 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target within 90 days; increase energy efficiency; reduce fleet petroleum consumption; conserve water; reduce waste; support sustainable communities; and leverage Federal purchasing power to promote environmentally-responsible products and technologies.

13 pages
10-05-2009 151 KB
EO13423 Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management

The new Executive Order raises the bar for federal leadership and performance in several areas. The Executive Order requires agencies to reduce greenhouse gases through a reduction in energy intensity of 3% a year or 30% by the end of fiscal year 2015 (compares with 2% per year and 20% overall from EPAct 2005). Federal agencies must ensure that at least half of renewable energy comes from new renewable sources (EPAct 2005 was silent on the issue of "new" resources) and agencies must reduce water consumption by 2% annually through fiscal year 2015. In addition, new construction/major renovation comply with the 2006 Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

See also Instructions for Implementing EO13423.

For additional information, see the National Archives and Records Administration

7 pages
01-24-2007 114 KB
EO13347 Individuals With Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness

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4 pages
07-22-2004 92 KB
EO13327 Federal Real Property Asset Management

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4 pages
02-06-2004 37 KB
EO13302 Amending Executive Order 13212, Actions to Expedite Energy-Related Projects

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2 pages
05-15-2003 26 KB
EO13221 Energy-Efficient Standby Power Devices

Executive Order 13221 - Energy Efficient Standby Power Devices limits the standby power of electronic equipment bought by the federal government to a maximum of one watt.

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1 pages
07-31-2001 50 KB
EO13212 Actions To Expedite Energy-Related Projects

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2 pages
05-18-2001 23 KB
EO13211 Actions Concerning Regulations That Significantly Affect Energy Supply, Distribution, or Use

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2 pages
05-18-2001 25 KB
EO13150 Federal Workforce Transportation

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2 pages
04-21-2000 134 KB
EO13149 Greening the Government Through Federal Fleet and Transportation Efficiency

Revoked by Executive Order 13423.

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5 pages
04-21-2000 74 KB
EO13148 Greening the Government Through Leadership in Environmental Management

Executive Order 13148 requires the head of each Federal agency to ensure that all necessary actions are taken to integrate environmental accountability into agency day-to-day decision-making and long-term planning processes - across all missions, activities, and functions.

EO 13148 revokes all or part of EOs 12843, 12856, 12969 and 12088 but does not eliminate existing obligations under the EPCRA, the Pollution Prevention Act or the Clean Air Act. Significant new requirements include:

- Implementing installation EMSs, which may require substantial revision of Army policies, and auditing performance by Dec. 31, 2005

- Reducing EPCRA TRI releases and transfers for treatment by 40 percent by 2006

- With the Environmental Protection Agency, revising EPCRA TRI reporting exemptions to cause reporting of a substantial amount of chemical release

- Identifying and reducing chemical use of 15 priority chemicals by 50 percent by 2006

- Revising installation pollution prevention plans to include EO requirements by March 31, 2002.

Revoked by Executive Order 13423.

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12 pages
04-21-2000 78 KB
EO13134 Developing and Promoting Biobased Products and Bioenergy

The primary goal of Executive Order 13134, titled "Developing and Promoting Biobased Products and Bioenergy," is to triple the use of bioenergy and biobased products by 2010 via commercial utilization of renewable farm and forestry resources as major sources of affordable electricity, fuels, chemicals, and other materials. Successful implementation of this strategy is expected to have long-term, beneficial impacts on America's energy, environmental, and economic policies. Through the coordination of federal efforts, technology will be developed that converts trees, plants, and other organic material into energy, while petroleum-based products will be increasingly replaced. Biomass can be used as fuel to power vehicles, to replace petroleum in making products, and to generate electricity, while bioenergy is seen as a way to power homes, vehicles, and businesses with virtually no emissions of gases that contribute to global warming. It is hoped that the heightened focus on biomass technology will build on existing efforts to create new and economically feasible options for farmers, foresters, and other material producers by shaping renewable farm and forestry resources into a major source of affordable electricity, fuel, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and other materials. In a separate memorandum, the DOE was also charged with the goal of tripling biobased product use. The DOE responded the very next day (13 August 1999) with over $13 million dollars in awards to promote the growth of the biomass industry.

Revoked by Executive Order 13423.

For additional information, see the National Archives and Records Administration

5 pages
08-12-1999 87 KB
EO13123 Greening the Government Through Efficient Energy Management

On June 3, 1999 President Clinton signed Executive Order 13123 - Greening the Government Through Efficient Energy Management. This order directs the Federal Government to significantly improve its energy management in order to save taxpayer dollars and reduce emissions that contribute to air pollution and global climate change. The Federal Government operates more than 500,000 buildings and, according to the Executive Order, can lead the Nation in energy efficient building design, construction, and operation. The Federal government is directed to promote energy efficiency, water conservation, and the use of renewable energy products, and help foster markets for emerging technologies.

The Executive Order sets specific goals for federal agencies. Each agency shall, through life cycle cost effective energy measures, reduce energy consumption per gross square foot of its facilities by 30 percent by 2005 and 35 percent by 2010 relative to 1985. Industrial and laboratory facilities shall, through life cycle cost effective energy measures, reduce energy consumption per square foot, per unit of production, or per other unit as applicable by 20 percent by 2005 and 25 percent by 2010 relative to 1990.

The Executive Order directs the Secretary of Energy to appoint an advisory committee consisting of representatives from Federal agencies, State governments, energy service companies, utility companies, equipment manufacturers, construction and architectural companies, environmental, energy and consumer groups, and other energy-related organizations. The committee will provide input on Federal energy management, including how to improve use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts and utility energy efficiency service contracts, improve procurement of ENERGY STARĀ® and other energy efficient products, improve building design, reduce process energy use, and enhance applications of efficient energy technologies at Federal facilities.

The Department of Energy and the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) are responsible for working with the agencies to ensure that they meet the goals of the E.O. DOE is also responsible for helping federal agencies in identifying products in the upper 25 percent of energy efficiency, providing technical assistance to federal agencies, issuing guidelines to clarify how agencies determine the life cycle costs for investments, and administering and managing the Super Energy Service Companies (ESCO's) and the Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC's).

The Executive Order is vague in the identification of specific technologies, i.e. lighting controls. This can be seen as both a hindrance and an improvement in the Executive Order. By not specifying certain technologies, Federal agencies are not required to buy certain products (which could have been omitted from the E.O.), but instead are required to evaluate the life cycle costs effectiveness of products and building improvements.

Revokes EO 12759 - Federal Energy Management, April 17, 1991; EO 12845 - Requiring Agencies to Purchase Energy Efficient Computer Equipment, April 21, 1993; EO 12902 - Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation at Federal Facilities, March 9, 1994.

Revoked by Executive Order 13423.

For additional information, see the National Archives and Records Administration

12 pages
06-03-1999 39 KB
EO13101 Greening the Government Through Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquistion

Executive Order 13101- Greening the Government Through Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquisition directs Federal agencies to use recycled content and environmentally preferable products. The Executive Order directs agencies to consider a broad range of environmental factors in developing plans, drawings, work statements, specifications, or other product descriptions. These factors include waste prevention; recyclability, the use of recycled content, environmentally preferable, and biobased products; life cycle cost; and ultimate disposal.

Revoked by Executive Order 13423.

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8 pages
09-14-1998 29 KB
EO13058 Protecting Federal Employees and the Public from Exposure to Tobacco Smoke in the Federal Workplace

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2 pages
08-09-1997 134 KB
EO13007 Indian Sacred Sites

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2 pages
05-24-1996 59 KB
EO13006 Locating Federal Facilities on Historic Properties in our Nation's Central Cities

Executive Order 13006 - Locating Federal Facilities on Historic Properties in Our Nations Central Cities, subject to the Rural Development Act and Executive Order 12072, requires that first consideration be given to locate federal facilities in historic buildings and districts within central business areas when operationally appropriate and economically prudent. It also directs federal agencies to remove regulatory barriers, review their policies, and build new partnerships with the goal of enhancing participation in the National Historic Preservation Program.

For additional information, see the National Archives and Records Administration

2 pages
05-21-1996 42 KB
EO12977 Interagency Security Committee

On October 19, 1995, the President issued Executive Order 12977 to improve government-wide coordination of security initiatives. The order created an Interagency Security Committee (ISC), chaired by the Administrator of General Services, and tasked the committee to develop and evaluate security standards for Federal facilities. The ISC is responsible for establishing policies for the security and protection of Federal facilities and is overseeing the implementation of security measures in Federal facilities. The ISC established a number of working groups to address specific security issues.

 

Accomplishments of these groups include a study of minimum security standards for all non-GSA controlled facilities, recommendations for sharing security intelligence, a memorandum of agreement for court security, and draft security design criteria for new construction and modernization projects.

 

For additional information, see the National Archives and Records Administration

2 pages
10-19-1995 43 KB
EO12941 Seismic Safety of Existing Federally Owned or Leased Buildings

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2 pages
12-05-1994 12 KB
EO12902 Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation at Federal Facilities

Executive Order 12902 - Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation at Federal Facilities requires Federal Agencies to develop and implement a program for conservation of energy and water resources, and requires that appropriate consideration be given to efficient buildings in the leasing process.

- 30% reduction in energy usage by 2005 for federal agencies

- 20% reduction in energy usage by 2005 for industrial facilities

- Water conservation

- Procurement of products in the top 25% of their class in energy efficiency

Revoked by Executive Order 13123 - Greening the Government Through Efficient Energy Management, 03 June 1999.

For additional information, see the National Archives and Records Administration

9 pages
03-08-1994 35 KB
EO12898 Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations

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5 pages
03-08-1994 22 KB
EO12873 Federal Acquisition, Recycling and Waste Prevention

Executive Order 12873 - Federal Acquisition, Recycling, and Waste Prevention addresses the government's purchasing power, incorporates environmental considerations into decision making, and encourages waste prevention and recycling in daily operations. Federal agencies: (1) must set goals for waste reduction; (2) must increase the procurement of recycled and other environmentally preferable products; and, (3) can retain some of the proceeds from the sale of materials from recycling or waste-prevention programs. Revoked by Executive Order 13101 - Greening the Government Through Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquisition.

For additional information, see the National Archives and Records Administration

9 pages
10-23-1993 33 KB
EO12871 Labor Management Partnerships

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9 pages
10-01-1993 33 KB
EO12856 Federal Compliance with Right-to-Know Laws and Pollution Prevention Requirements

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6 pages
08-03-1993 84 KB
EO12777 Implementation of Section 311 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of October 18, 1972, as Amended, and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990

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9 pages
10-18-1991 82 KB
EO12770 Metric Usage in Federal Government Programs

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3 pages
07-25-1991 77 KB
EO12699 Seismic Safety of Federal and Federally Assisted or Regulated New Building Construction

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3 pages
01-05-1990 48 KB
EO12656 Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities

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3 pages
11-18-1988 48 KB
EO12580 Superfund Implementation

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7 pages
01-23-1987 108 KB
EO12512 Federal Real Property Management

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2 pages
04-29-1985 71 KB
EO12411 Government Work Space Management Reforms

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2 pages
03-29-1983 69 KB
EO12196 Federal Civilian Personnel

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6 pages
02-06-1980 78 KB
EO12088 Federal Compliance with Pollution Control Standards

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4 pages
10-13-1978 94 KB
EO12072 Federal Space Management

Executive Order 12072 - Federal Space Management requires all federal agencies to give first consideration to locate federal facilities in central business areas, and/or adjacent areas of similar character, to use them to make downtowns attractive places to work, conserve existing resources, and encourage redevelopment. In addition, opportunities for locating cultural, educational, recreational, or commercial activities within the proposed facility must also be considered. Revokes Executive Order 11512: Planning, Acquisition, and Management of Federal Space, 27 February 1970.

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3 pages
08-16-1978 33 KB
EO12003 Relating to Energy Policy and Conservation

Executive Order 12003 - Relating to Energy Policy and Conservation requires buildings constructed for Government lease to meet certain energy consumption design specifications.

Amends Executive Order 11912 - Delegation of Authorities Relating to Energy Policy and Conservation, 13 April 1976.

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4 pages
07-20-1977 57 KB
EO11988 Floodplain Management

Executive Order 11988 - Floodplain Management directs all Federal agencies to avoid, if possible, development and other activities in the 100-year base floodplain. Where the base floodplain cannot be avoided, special considerations and studies for new facilities and structures are needed. Design and siting are to be based on scientific, engineering, and architectural studies; consideration of human life, natural processes, and cultural resources; and the planned lifespan of the project.

Federal agencies are required to:

- Reduce the risk of flood loss

- Minimize the impact of floods on human safety, health, and welfare

- Restore and preserve the natural and beneficial values served by floodplains in carrying out agency responsibility

Amended by Executive Order 12148 - Federal Emergency Management, 20 July 1979

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4 pages
05-24-1977 45 KB
EO11593 Protection and Enhancement of the Cultural Environment

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3 pages
05-13-1971 89 KB
EO11514 Protection and Enhancement of Environmental Quality

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3 pages
03-05-1970 66 KB