A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Big Southern Butte is one of two domes rising from a sea of basalt near the center of the eastern Snake River Plain in Idaho. The butte is one of the largest volcanic domes in the world, but at 300,000 years old it is also one of the youngest. Hikers who trek to the 7,550-foot high summit are rewarded with spectacular panoramic views. Photo by Devin Englestead, BLM Upper Snake Wildlife Biologist.
First light at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Established in November 22, 1939, the refuge has provided a critical stopover and wintering spot for thousands of sandhill cranes, geese and other waterfowl for 75 years. Bosque del Apache's sandhill crane population has multiplied from 18 birds in the 1840s to more than 20,000 birds today. Photo by Kim Hang Dessoliers (www.sharetheexperience.org).
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
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.
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.
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
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.