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                           Winter 2000 NEW PUBLICATIONS

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IPC/EPA Printed Wiring Board Project Publishes
Direct  Metallization Results and Evaluates Alternative
Surface Finishes
(4pp)                  March 1999

Design  for the Environment Printed Wiring Board
Project: A Partnership to Identify Cleaner Technologies
(4pp)                  January 1999
     These  two  articles  both  summarize  the  results  of  the  Cleaner
     Technologies Substitutes Assessment  (CTSA)  conducted by  the Design
     for the Environment Printed  Wiring Board  (PWB)  Project  for making
     holes  conductive  technologies.    Project  partners  analyzed  the
     comparative risk, performance, cost,  and  natural resource use of the
     electroless  copper  process  and   several   direct  metallization
     technologies.  The Project is also conducting  a  similar CTSA for the
     hot air  solder  leveling  process , and five  lead-free  PWB  surface

EPA/742/F-98/022 Consumer Labeling Initiative:  Fact Sheet
                 (2pp)                  November 1999
This  document,  newly updated in 1999  to include  the latest data,  will
serve  as a  general  information  source  for  the  CLI.  It  includes  the
objectives, background research process,  and projects underway.
Web Site: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/labeling

EPA/742/R-99/004 Consumer Labeling Initiative: Phase  II Report
                (4pp)    ;            October 1999
A study of consumer product  labels in three product  categories  (indoor
insecticides,  outdoor pesticides,  and household hard  surface cleaners).
Included in this  report  are  the findings based on the  quantitative and
qualitative research condacted  over  a three year period.  This report
also includes  the  surveys  and graphics used during the qualitative and
quantitative study.       ;
Web  Site:  http://www.epa.gpv/opptintr/labeling

EPA/742/N-99/002  EPP Update #5
                (llpp)   !            September 1999
This  update is the fifth in a  series of periodic updates  intended
to  inform  other  federal  agencies  and  the  public  of  the  EPP
program's activities, progress and  direction.  Highlights  include:
Fort  Bragg's Printing, Ei?P Final Guidance, Environmental Purchasing
Tool   for   Local   Governments,  Green Conferencing,   EPP   in  the
Classroom,   Green  Alternatives  for  Government  Purchasing,  DOI
Purchasing, EPP Standards Development,  and Web-based  tools.
Web Site: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp/update5.pdf

EPA/742/Z-99/002  Final Guidance  on Environmentally Preferable
                Purchasing for  Executive Agencies; Notice
                (58pp)               August 1999
This   guidance  is  designed   to  assist  Executive   agencies  in
identification and purchase of environmentally preferable  products
and services,  i.e., those which  minimize harmful effects  on  human
health and  the environment.
Web Site: http://www.epa.giov/opptintr/epp/finalguide.htm

EPA/742/R-99/005  Painting the Town Green: Aberdeen Proving  Ground's
                Paint Pi-iot Project
                (26pp)   j            November 1999
This  case study document's Aberdeen  Proving Ground,  a Department of
Defense (DoD)  installation in Maryland,  pilot project to reduce the
number,  volume, and environmental effects of the paints used on the
installation.   Now,  Aberdeen  buys  a  variety  of   paints   from
manufacturers  of  73 proq.ucts that meet the environmental standards
established in this  project.  As a  result,  the Defense  Department
will  save $60K in the first year of implementation.
Web Site: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp/paint.pdf