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to ensure that the product ordered is the product actually required to
accomplish the task.  Using the product for which it was designed will help to
extend its functional lifetime.
Recovery of Resources  Why Establish a Resource Recovery and Recycling Program? The
Military Construction Codification Act (PL 97-214) became effective 1 October
1982.  The provisions of this Act expanded the scope of recyclable materials
and provided increased incentives for implementing recycling programs.  Under
appropriate departmental guidance, generators of recyclable materials can
establish Qualifying Recycling Programs (QRP).  Expenses of operating and
improving recycling programs must be accumulated and reimbursed from proceeds
of sales of recyclable materials prior to any other disposition of the
proceeds.  Projects such as those described in Section 2577(b)(2) of
the Act are not to be included in the normal military construction program if
sufficient recycling program proceeds are available at the installations
needing the projects.  Accumulation of proceeds from sales of recyclable
materials is authorized only for installations with qualifying recycling
programs.  The proceeds from the sale of recyclable materials must be
deposited into **F3875 "Budget clearing account (suspense)" and segregated
within that account to ensure proper accounting as to the amounts collected
and their disposition.  The accumulation of funds in **F3875 is not affected
by fiscal year end, so proceeds acquired during one fiscal year may be carried
forward and merged with proceeds of subsequent fiscal years.  Reimbursements
to operation and maintenance accounts to cover the expenses of recycling
programs shall be made from **F3875 as needed within a fiscal year.  Funds
remaining in **F3875 after reimbursement of expenses may be used only for
projects and activities as described in Section 2577(b)(2) or may be disbursed
to the morale and welfare account of the installation pursuant to Section
2577(b)(3) or both. If the balance of an installation's proceeds remaining in
**F3875 exceeds $2,000,000 at the end of each fiscal year, the amount in
excess of $2,000,000 must be deposited into the U.S. Treasury as miscellaneous
receipts.  Successful recycling programs exist at many military
installations.  For example, for FY 87, four installations reported proceeds in
excess of $500,000.  Additionally, 19 other activities reported proceeds in
excess of $100,000 for the same year.  Paper goods, including cardboard, are the materials most
often recycled.  At support or construction activities scrap metal and
sometimes scrap wood are important sources of income for recycling programs.
Recycling aluminum cans is best in areas where aluminum is produced.
Otherwise transportation costs significantly decrease net income to the base.
4.3.7  Development of Resource Recovery and Recycling Program.  A
Resource Recovery and Recycling Program (RRRP) must be developed
systematically and be justified economically.  The main steps involved in
establishing a new program are shown in Figure 4-3-7A.


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