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EPA Communications Stylebook: Appendix A - Bibliography and Sources for this Manual

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EPA On-line Resources

External to EPA On-line Resources

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Print Resources

  • The Associated Press Stylebook, 2007, The Associated Press publisher
  • The Elements of Style, by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White, Fourth Edition, 2000, Allyn & Bacon
  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition, 1998, Merriam-Webster publisher

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Production/Pre-Production References

United States Code and Federal Government Regulations

  • Title 44 of the United States Code, Public Printing and Documents, contains the broad legal framework for all Government publishing.
  • Joint Committee on Printing, Government Printing and Binding Regulations, contains the authority for Government printing and binding.
  • OMB Circular A-25 describes free distribution of Government documents.

EPA Orders and Transmittals

  • Order 1000.25, Use of Recycled Paper (PDF) (1 pg, 55 K) Intranet, states: " use recycled paper for all reports required for delivery to the Agency."
  • Order 1015.1B, EPA Identification Signs at Project Sites (PDF) (2 pp, 97 K) Intranet, applies to "sites of projects which are operated or sponsored by EPA and applies to publicly visible construction site and demonstration project". It prohibits the appearance of "names of Program Offices".
  • Order 1015.2A, EPA Seal and Agency Identifier (PDF) (4 pp, 144 K) Intranet, governs "visual communications" and emphasizes: "...all organizational units use...this order and those in the EPA Graphic Standards System Handbook..." It names the Director of the Office of Public Awareness (now, Office of Public Affairs) as responsible for:implementation and continuous management of the EPA Graphic Standards System including supplements and revisions to the standards handbook and the granting or denying of exceptions. This Order states in part:

3a.Use of the Official Agency Seal will continue on all stationery and on flags, buildings, and project identifications signs. Use of the Seal is optional on calling cards and official Agency reports, such as reports to Congress, foreign governments, and other Federal agencies.

3b.The Agency will use the Agency Identifier on all brochures and other printed matter.

3c.This Agency will not use any visual identification forms other than those in this Order.

The Order also prohibits the use of EPA symbols for commercial purposes or for promotion or sale of private goods/services.

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EPA Manuals and Miscellaneous References

  • Communications Manual, No. 1500 (PDF) (27 pp, 156 K) Intranet
  • Contracts Management Manual, Section 13.3, use of the Government bankcard for printing. NOTE: this manual has been superseded by the EPA Acquisition Guide (EPAAG) Intranet
  • Contracts Management Manual, Section 13.2, Procurement of Novelty Items for Distribution to the Public and/or to EPA Employees provides guidance regarding the purchase of novelty items to be distributed to the general public and/or to EPA employees. NOTE: this manual has been superseded by the EPA Acquisition Guide (EPAAG) Intranet
  • Printing Manual 4822 (PDF) (105 pp, 1.36 MB) Intranet describes the policies and procedures for the preparation, procurement and distribution of printed and other reproduced written materials by EPA employees.
  • "Promotional Communications for EPA, Guidance for EPA Staff," May 2008, produced by OPA. This manual sets forth policy and guidance for the use of promotional products in EPA communications programs.
  • "EPA Best Practices Guide for Conferences," November 12, 1998, co-chaired by OCIR, OSWER and OW and produced by the Conference Guidance Workgroup, this manual describes printing of conference materials.
  • EPA Memorandum dated January 19, 2001, issued by the EPA Deputy Administrator, describes EPA policy for environmental standards for EPA paper and publications.

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EPA Regulations

  • Printing, composition, camera copy, desktop publishing, microform, duplication and requirement definitions;
  • Prohibitions;
  • Affirmative requirements for double-sided coping and use of recycled paper;
  • Permitted contractor activities;
  • Violations; and
  • Flowdown provision.

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EPA Printing Management Circulars

Circular 02-03, EPA/202/N-92/004, describes the policy regarding the use of coated paper stocks.

Circular 03-03, EPA/202/N-92/004 (PDF) (4 pp, 148 K) Intranet, describes use of the Government bankcard for photocopying needs.

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