Mar. 8, 2011
In 2010, GSA formed and led a cross-agency working group (Section 13 Interagency Working Group) to address the feasibility questions outlined in Section 13. Membership included representatives from GSA, Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of the Interior (DOI), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Small Business Administration (SBA) and the US Postal Service (USPS). The Working Group addressed the feasibility questions raised in Section 13 in a series of meetings where members provided expertise and experience from their agencies' programs and procurement activities. GSA paired the Working Group meetings with additional research activities including interviews with experts, industry, and other Federal Government representatives.
GSA provided to CEQ, in April 2010, the report Vendor and Contractor GHG Emissions, which details GSA's initial response to EO 13514, Section 13's mandate.
CEQ accepted the report and in a June 18, 2010 letter to GSA Administrator Martha Johnson, called upon the GSA to continue to chair the Section 13 Working Group. The Section 13 Working Group stood up several sub-working groups to focus on the specific feasibility questions. GSA submitted their final Section 13 recommendations to CEQ and OMB in January, 2013. The final recommendation report and associated sub-working group reports, upon which the recommendations were based, will be posted here soon.
Section 13 working group members may view the final reports, pre-release here. (login required)
For more information about Section 13 Working Group activities, please contact:
Section 13 Interagency Working Group Chair