The head of the contracting activity is the agency head's designee for the purpose of executing the written determination to not purchase ENERGY STAR[supreg] or FEMP-designated products.''
Subpart 623.3 - Hazardous Material Identification and Material Safety Data
Any work that affects the safety and/or health of post personnel, including the handling of hazardous materials, shall comply with the applicable requirements of the Department of State Safety/Health and Environmental Management Resource Guide (6 FAM 606.7). Requirements offices shall ensure that any such contractor operations and activities, whether sponsored by the post or other Department organization, are closely coordinated with the Post Occupational Safety and Health Officer during both planning and implementation phases.
The affirmative procurement program is applicable to all domestic acquisitions of items currently designated by an EPA guideline or by future guidelines promulgated by EPA. The requirements of this section are not applicable to acquisitions awarded outside the United States or its possessions.
(b) The requirements office initiating an acquisition is responsible for determining whether recovered materials should be included in the specifications.
(c) Requirements offices may purchase EPA designated items containing other than recovered materials only if one of the exemptions listed in FAR 23.405(c) applies. If the requirements office determines to acquire EPA designated items that do not contain recovered materials, the requirements office shall prepare a written justification. This justification shall be submitted to the contracting officer for approval. If the contracting officer approves the justification, he/she shall return a copy of the approved justification to the requirements office, and maintain the original in the contract file. The requirements office shall send a copy of the approved justification to the Office of Facilities Management Services, Domestic Environmental and Safety Division (A/OPR/FMS). A sample justification is provided on the Intranet at http://aope.a.state.gov.
Subpart 623.5 - Drug-Free Workplace
(e) The authority to approve the determination prescribed in FAR 23.506(e) is reserved to the Secretary of State.