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Executive Order 12995

Issued by William J. Clinton on Monday 25 March 1996

Amendment to Executive Order No. 12873

Federal Register, Volume 61 Issue 61 (Thursday, March 28, 1996)

[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 61 (Thursday, March 28, 1996)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 13645]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-7773]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 61, No. 61 / Thursday, March 28, 1996 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

[[Page 13645]]

                Executive Order 12995 of March 25, 1996

Amendment to Executive Order No. 12873

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to assist paper mills in their 
                procurement of recovered materials to use as raw 
                materials, it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 
                No. 12873 is amended as follows:

                Section 1. Section 504(a) of Executive Order No. 12873 
                shall read: ``(a) For high speed copier paper, offset 
                paper, forms bond, computer printout paper, carbonless 
                paper, file folders, white woven envelopes and for 
                other uncoated printing and writing paper, such as 
                writing and office paper, book paper, cotton fiber 
                paper, and cover stock, the minimum content standard 
                shall be no less than 20 percent postconsumer materials 
                beginning December 31, 1994. This minimum content 
                standard shall be increased to 30 percent beginning on 
                December 31, 1998.''

                Sec. 2. Section 504(b) of Executive Order No. 12873 
                shall be deleted and section 504(c) of that order shall 
                be redesignated as section 504(b) and shall read: ``(b) 
                As an alternative to meeting the standards in section 
                504(a), for all printing and writing papers, the 
                minimum content standard shall be no less than 50 
                percent recovered materials that are a waste material 
                byproduct of a finished product other than a paper or 
                textile product which would otherwise be disposed of in 
                a landfill, as determined by the State in which the 
                facility is located.''

                Sec. 3. The last sentence of section 301(a) of 
                Executive Order No. 12873 shall read ``In carrying out 
                his or her functions, the Federal Environmental 
                Executive shall consult with the Chairman of the 
                Council on Environmental Quality.''

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    March 25, 1996.

[FR Doc. 96-7773
Filed 3-27-96; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P

Citation: 61 FR 13645
Amends: EO 12873, October 20, 1993

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