Paper Recovered Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN) I & II
In June 1988, EPA published its original guideline on buying recycled paper. In May 1996, EPA published the Paper RMAN I which updated and expanded the Agencys recommendations for purchasing paper and paper products containing postconsumer and recovered fiber. The recommendations include the postconsumer-content levels for printing and writing papers established by President Clinton in Executive Order 12873, which was subsequently replaced by Executive Order 13101.
The Paper RMAN covers products typically used by public and private sector purchasers including printing/writing paper, newsprint, tissue products, paperboard, and packaging. It includes definitions, recycled-content recommendations, and recommendations for related issues such as how manufacturers should measure the recycled content of a paper product.
In June 1998, EPA revised its 1996 recommendations for purchasing uncoated printing and writing papers containing postconsumer fiber in the Paper RMAN II. The Federal Register notices, technical background documents, and other supporting documents related to the Paper RMAN I and II are provided below.
Paper RMAN I
Register Notice |
Version (9 pp, 62K, About PDF)
Notice for the first Paper RMAN update (May 29, 1996).
Technical Background Documents
Paper RMAN Supporting Analyses (Text) (21 pp, 67K)
This document supports EPAs proposed changes to its recycled paper recommendations.
of Comments (Text) (45 pp, 119K)
This document summarizes comments by topic on EPAs draft Paper RMAN, which was published in the Federal Register on March 15, 1995. Within each topic, comments are listed according to the order in which they were received.
to Comments (Text)
(53 pp, 150K)
This document responds to the issues raised by commenters, identifies the issues on which EPA requested comment, and summarizes commenters' responses to EPA.
Other Supporting Documents
Paper RMAN Docket Index (Text) (1 pg, 3K)
To order a copy of the background documents listed on the Docket index, contact the RCRA Docket and provide the document name and your name and mailing address.
Paper RMAN II
Federal Register Notice
Notice for Paper RMAN II (June 8, 1998).
of Uncoated Printing and Writing Papers Containing 30
Percent Postconsumer Fiber
(47 pp, 119K, About PDF)
This report summarizes the results of research conducted on the anticipated availability of uncoated printing and writing papers containing 30 percent postconsumer fiber, as of December 31, 1998.