5-18A-38. Environmentally preferable products to be selected. The Bureau of Administration, any other designated state purchasing agent, and any agency making purchases shall, to the extent practicable, make purchasing selections to maximize the purchase of environmentally preferable products. The Bureau of Administration shall promulgate rules, pursuant to chapter 1-26, to establish specifications, requirements, and certification standards for the purchase for use by state government agencies of environmentally preferable products. The certification standards established by the bureau shall be based on standards established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Design for the Environment program, the TerraChoice EcoLogo program, the United States Department of Agriculture's Biopreferred program, the Green Seal program, or any other certification program or comparable data, including life cycle assessment data, approved by the bureau. No rule may prohibit the use of disinfectants, disinfecting cleaners, sanitizers, or any other antimicrobial product regulated by the federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (7 U.S.C. Sec. 136 et seq.), as amended to January 1, 2010, if the use is necessary to protect public health and if the use is in accordance with responsible cleaning procedure requirements.
Source: SL 2010, ch 31, § 120.
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