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NPR 8530.1B
Effective Date: June 13, 2022
Expiration Date: August 29, 2023
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Subject: NASA Sustainable Acquisition

Responsible Office: Environmental Management Division

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P.1 Purpose

This NASA Procedural Requirement (NPR) describes requirements, responsibilities, program implementation, and associated reporting expectations for sustainable acquisition (or green purchasing) at NASA facilities to comply with regulations, Executive Orders (E.O.s), and Agency policies.

P.2 Applicability

a. This directive is applicable to NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers, including Component Facilities and Technical and Service Support Centers. This directive applies to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), and other contractors only to the extent specified or referenced in applicable contracts.

b. In this directive, all mandatory actions (i.e., requirements) are denoted by statements containing the term "shall." The terms: "may" or "can" denote discretionary privilege or permission, "should" denotes a good practice and is recommended, but not required, "will" denotes expected outcome, and "are/is" denotes descriptive material.

c. In this directive, all document citations are assumed to be the latest version unless otherwise noted.

P.3 Authority

a. The National Aeronautics and Space Act, 51 U.S.C. § 20113(a).

b. Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, E.O. 13693, 80 Federal Register (Fed. Reg.) 57, 15871 (March 25, 2015).

c. NASA Policy Directive (NPD) 1000.3, The NASA Organization.

d. NPD 1000.0, NASA Governance and Strategic Management Handbook.

e. NPD 1001.0, NASA Strategic Plan.

f. NPD 8500.1, NASA Environmental Management.

P.4 Applicable Documents and Forms

a. Environment, Energy and Water Efficiency, Renewable Energy Technologies, Occupational Safety, and Drug-Free Workplace, NASA FAR Supplement, 48 CFR pt. 1823.

b. NPR 8553.1, NASA Environmental Management System.

c. NASA Form (NF) 1707 -- Special Approvals and Affirmations of Requisitions.

P.5 Measurement/Verification

a. NASA's status is reported to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in accordance with OMB and CEQ measurement guidelines.

b. NASA's Environmental Management Division (EMD) and Office of Procurement will coordinate and compile the data necessary to submit NASA's required reports. Agency effectiveness is evaluated under:

(1) The OMB Scorecard on Sustainability/Energy.

(2) NASA's Strategic Sustainable Performance Plan (SSPP).

(3) Procurement Management Review (PMR).

(4) Environmental and Energy Functional Review (EEFR).

P.6 Cancellation

NPR 8530.1A, Affirmative Procurement Program and Plan for Environmentally Preferable Products, dated June 4, 2004.

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