Executive Order 12856: Federal Compliance with Right-to-Know Laws and Pollution Prevention Requirements [open pdf - 31KB]
Alternate Title: EO 12856: Federal Compliance with Right-to-Know Laws and Pollution Prevention Requirements
Executive Order 12856 was enacted in order to: "Ensure that all Federal agencies conduct their facility management and acquisition activities so that, to the maximum extent practicable, the quantity of toxic chemicals entering any wastestream, including any releases to the environment, is reduced as expeditiously as possible through source reduction; that waste that is generated is recycled to the maximum extent practicable; and that any wastes remaining are stored, treated or disposed of in a manner protective of public health and the environment; Require Federal agencies to report in a public manner toxic chemicals entering any wastestream from their facilities, including any releases to the environment, and to improve local emergency planning, response, and accident notification, and; Help encourage markets for clean technologies and safe alternatives to extremely hazardous substances or toxic chemicals through revisions to specifications and standards, the acquisition and procurement process, and the testing of innovative pollution prevention technologies at Federal facilities or in acquisitions."
Executive Order 12856; EO 12856
Federal Register: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collection.action?collectionCode=FR
Federal Register (August 6, 1993) v.58 no.150, p.41981