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In recent years, federal agencies have increasingly turned to interagency contracts--where one agency, for example, places an order under an existing contract for another agency--as a way to streamline the procurement process.
The federal government buys about $200 billion worth of goods and services each year. Through its purchasing decisions, the federal government can signal its commitment to preventing pollution, reducing solid waste, increasing recycling, and stimulating markets for environmentally friendly products.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Department of Defense's (DOD) and the General Services Administration's (GSA) surplus sales policies and procedures to determine whether they attempted to prevent hazardous materials sales to buyers who could not properly handle them.
An adequate supply of water is essential to the needs of the Nation's citizens and industries. While the development of some new water supplies may be needed to meet the needs of a growing population, making more efficient use of existing water supplies can help meet these needs.
Contrary to the intent of the National Environmental Policy Act, major decisions were being made to start designing or constructing public works projects before environmental impact statements were completed.