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Federal Agencies Do NOT Endorse Products

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Just a note to keep in mind when reviewing ADVERTISING for the artificial turf and synthetic grass market that NO Federal or State agency can or would endorse a specific product or company directly*.  Companies CAN and do join “Partnership” and “Allie” programs, such as GreenScapes sponsored by the EPA. (ASGi is an Ally Member of GreenScapes and is committed to helping promote the program and its core objectives).

Another example – under the guidelines of WaterSense, a PRODUCT is “certified” as compliant to the standards of that PROGRAM and can then use the “logo” of the program – it still doesn’t mean that the EPA endorses the product – it means that the product meets or exceeds that program’s standards.

* As an example, here is the policy on endorsements from the EPA:

In accordance with the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of  the Executive Branch (Part 5 Code of Federal Regulations,  2635.702(c)), the EPA does not test or endorse commercial products,  services, or enterprises.

You can view this EPA policy called
Part 5 CFR 2635.702(c) on the U.S. Government Printing Office web site here:
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2008/janqtr/5cfr2635.702.htm

As an artificial turf installer, designer, architect, manufacturer, supplier or service company – how can you belong to one of these great EPA sponsored programs?

Become an EPA Greenscapes Partner or Allie – check out the  list for your “friends” here:

http://www.epa.gov/osw/partnerships/greenscapes/members.htm

and more on the greenscapes program here:

http://www.epa.gov/osw/partnerships/greenscapes/

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