H.R.5366 - All-Soy Ink Printing Act of 1992102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-1] (Introduced 06/10/1992)|
|Committees:||House - Government Operations; House Administration|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/12/1992 Referred to the Subcommittee on Procurement and Printing. (All Actions)|
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HR 5366 IH 102d CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5366 To require that all Federal printing be performed using cost-competitive inks whose pigment vehicles are made entirely from soybean oil, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 10, 1992 Mr. LEACH (for himself, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. NUSSLE, Mr. EMERSON, Mr. NAGLE, Mr. PENNY, Mr. LIGHTFOOT, Mr. GRANDY, Mr. MICHEL, Ms. MOLINARI, Mr. JONTZ. Mr. COLEMAN of Missouri, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. TALLON, Mr. DORGAN of North Dakota, Mr. SLATTERY, Mr. WALSH, Mr. PETERSON of Minnesota, Mr. BEREUTER, Mr. JOHNSON of South Dakota, Mr. ALLEN, Mr. EVANS, Mr. BOEHNER, Ms. NORTON, Mr. COX, of Illinois, Mr. LANCASTER, Ms. LONG, Mr. ATKINS, Mr. HASTERT, Mr. BRUCE, and Mrs. MEYERS of Kansas) introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on House Administration and Government Operations A BILL To require that all Federal printing be performed using cost-competitive inks whose pigment vehicles are made entirely from soybean oil, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `All-Soy Ink Printing Act of 1992'. SEC. 2. FINDINGS. The Congress finds that-- (1) replacing petroleum-based newsprint inks used in Federal printing with inks whose pigment vehicles are made entirely of soybean oil would-- (A) help reduce United States use of nonrenewable resources, (B) encourage use of a material that is less toxic to workers and less damaging to the environment, and (C) boost the agricultural sector of the United States; (2) black newsprint ink formulas that use soy-based pigment vehicles have been developed by the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research of the United States Department of Agriculture, located in Peoria, Illinois; (3) these soy-based ink formulas-- (A) appear to provide superior protection against ink rub-off, (B) have better density and coverage characteristics, and (C) promise pricing competitive with conventional new inks; (4) the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research has applied for a patent on the process for producing these soy-based ink formulas and is prepared to license it immediately for commercial production under the National Technology Transfer Act of 1988; and (5) use of soy-based ink to print Federal newsprint-based publications should further develop-- (A) the commercial viability of the new soy-based ink, which may result in a demand, for domestic use alone, for 40,000,000 bushels of soybeans annually, and (B) a product which could help the United States retain or enlarge its share of the world market for newsprint ink. SEC. 3. FEDERAL PRINTING REQUIREMENTS. (a) DEFINITIONS- For purposes of this section, the term `Federal agency' means-- (1) any executive department, military department, Government corporation, Government-controlled corporation, or other establishment in the executive branch of the Government (including the Executive Office of the President), or any independent regulatory agency; and (2) any establishment in the legislative or judicial branch of the Government. (b) SOY-BASED PIGMENT VEHICLES- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after the date on which cost-competitive newsprint ink whose pigment vehicles are made entirely of soybean oil is commercially available, all printing performed by a Federal agency and all printing services procured by a Federal agency shall to the extent possible use that ink. (c) ALL-SOY INK- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, after the date on which cost-competitive newsprint ink made entirely of soybean oil is commercially available, all printing performed by a Federal agency and all printing services procured by a Federal agency shall to the extent possible use that ink. (d) GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, all solicitations for printing and binding services made by the Government Printing Office, shall, to the extent possible, encourage the use of ink with soy-based pigment vehicles.