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.
The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives prepares and publishes the United States Code (U.S.C.). Title 44 U.S.C. is a consolidation and codification of the general and permanent laws relating to public printing and documents. Title 44 U.S.C., as currently published by the U.S. Government, reflects the laws passed by the Congress as of January 2, 2006.
Government Printing and Binding Regulations, No. 26
U.S. Congress, Joint Committee on Printing February 1990 PDF File
While this volume contains no substantive changes to existing regulations, it does provide updated listings of U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) regional procurement offices and satellites, an includes copies of circular letters of general applicability that have been issued to Departmental administrators since the issuance of the last edition. The Government Printing and Binding Regulations, as currently published by the U.S. Government, was transmitted by the Joint Committee on Printing effective February 1990.
U.S. Government Publishing Office Revised May 1, 1999 PDF File
The Printing Procurement Regulation is issued to 1) prescribe uniform policies and procedures for the procurement of printing, binding, and related services and, 2) provide guidance to Printing Procurement Department personnel in applying those policies and procedures. The Printing Procurement Regulation, as currently published by the U.S. Government, was issued by the Deputy Public Printer effective May 1, 1999.
GPO Contract Terms, Publication 310.2
U.S. Government Publishing Office Revised April 10, 2001 PDF File
The GPO Contract Terms include solicitation provisions, supplemental specifications, and contract clauses, which prospective suppliers should carefully read as the applicable terms within become an integral part of contracts with the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO). The GPO Contract Terms, as currently published by the U.S. Government, was effective December 1, 1987, and revised April 10, 2001.
Guidelines for Agency Representatives Attending Press Sheet Inspections, Publication 315.2
U.S. Government Publishing Office September 1991 PDF File
The Guidelines for Agency Representatives Attending Press Sheet Inspections lists suggested administrative and technical guidelines for agency personnel attending U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) press sheet inspections, which are very important in obtaining quality publications. The Guidelines for Agency Representatives Attending Press Sheet Inspections was published by the U.S. Government effective September 1991.
Government Paper Specification Standards, Volume No. 12
The U.S. Government Publishing Office's (GPO) Quality Control and Inventory Management Department conducts sampling, inspection, and testing to assure that purchased printing papers and materials comply with specifications. Also included among this Department's many responsibilities is the continual improvement of the Joint Committee on Printing (JCP) specifications for paper. Volume No. 12 of the Government Paper Specification Standards was published by the U.S. Government effective February 1, 2008.