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National Repository for Product Category Rules

The National Repository for Product Category Rules stores Product Category Rules for the United States It was formed in February 2010, when the ACLCA advisory council adopted the new business plan for ACLCA. The goal of the repository is to facilitate the use of environmental product declarations through:

  1. Outreach to business, trade organizations, consumers and government agencies in the US about PCRs and EPDs
  2. Supporting Product Category Rule Program Operators
    1. Developing PCR guidance
    2. Assessing conformance to guidance
    3. Supporting the development of guidance into ASTM standards
    4. Promoting and facilitating the use of PCRs and their EPDs to purchasing organizations
  3. Publishing PCRs and making them readily available
  4. Collaborating with equivalent organizations in other countries
Interested? Contact Rita Schenck rita@iere.org for more information

Supporting documents:

Summary of meeting with EPA Region 10 in November in Seattle
Outlook and Opportunity for Environmental Product Declarations in the United States
Initiatives and Outlook in the U.S.A. Carbon and Environmental Labeling of Products Presentation given by Rita Schenck at the UN workshop 11 May 2010 United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Side Event, sponsored by the Government of France
 
The National Repository for Product Category Rules is a program of the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA)

Supporting documents:

  1. Summary of meeting with EPA Region 10 in November in Seattle

  2. Outlook and Opportunity for Environmental Product Declarations in the United States

  3. Initiatives and Outlook in the U.S.A. Carbon and Environmental Labeling of Products Presentation 

given by Rita Schenck at the UN workshop 11 May 2010 United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Side Event, sponsored by the Government of France