Located 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii, the National Park of American Samoa is the most remote unit of the National Park System and the U.S. National Park south of the Equator. The Park spreads across three islands, 9,500 acres of tropical rainforest, and 4,000 acres of ocean, including coral reefs. While remote, the islands of American Samoa, true to the meaning of the word Samoa (Islands of Sacred Earth), are welcoming and offer beautiful landscapes and centuries of culture and history.
Seasoned backpacker and adventurer Yang Lu earned the grand prize in the 2015 Share the Experience photo contest with this image of a sunburst captured at sunrise in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah. Yang has made the outdoors part of his daily life and finds deep connection to the land through his lens.
“My photography is not just for recreation, it is to inspire people to explore these areas." -- Yang Lu
Photo by Yang Lu (www.sharetheexperience.org).
The plantings of cherry trees originated in 1912 as a gift of friendship to the People of the United States from the People of Japan. In Japan, the flowering cherry tree, or "Sakura," is an exalted flowering plant. The beauty of the cherry blossom is a potent symbol equated with the evanescence of human life and epitomizes the transformation of Japanese culture throughout the ages.
Each Bureau within the Department is notified via e-mail of the requirement to gather and provide reporting information. Currently, this information is requested by the Chair of the U.S. Department of the Interior Publishing Council who submits the completed report for the entire Department to the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP).
The Commercial Printing Report, JCP Form No. 2 (Rev. 3-71) is used to report any commercial printing that occurred within a Federal Government agency during two periods of each fiscal year. The first reporting is for the period of October 1 through March 31 of the fiscal year and the second reporting is for the period of April 1 through September 30 of the fiscal year.
This is a report to the JCP regarding any composition, printing, binding, and blank-book work procured from commercial sources through Department contracts during such period. This report does not include work that was procured through U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) sources. It also does not include tabulating cards or printed envelopes ordered through General Services Administration (GSA) contracts, or rebinding publications of any description. Basically, it is a report to the JCP of any printing or duplicating services that have been procured by an agency without using the services of GPO. It does not include printing or duplicating services that may have been produced by another government agency, such as GSA or the National Business Center (NBC).
Commercial Printing Report, JCP Form No. 2
This form is used to provide information on any printing or duplicating services that have been procured by an agency without using the services of GPO.
If there have been instances of procuring outside commercial printing without the usage of GPO services, the information regarding the procurement must be reported on this form which includes a description of the order, waiver number if granted by GPO or JCP, total number of copies, number of pages per copy, style of binding (if any), and total cost including paper. Each instance must be reported separately. In the case, where all reports are negative, this information is also provided by Department reporting.
Commercial Printing Report, JCP Form No. 2 (Rev. 3-71) Revised March 1971 PDF File