It entered into an agreement with its supplier, under which the supplier advanced $1.5 million to Karns and required it to enter into a supply agreement obligating
it to purchase $16 million of products annually.
(11) The National Mediation Board (NMB) asked the GAO for guidance concerning obligating
funds for neutral arbitrators.
"We are going to be obligating
industry to fund and run programs to look after end-of-life materials." Smith says industry groups will be responsible for tires, electronics, portions of the curbside blue-box program, which will be expanded to include hazardous household wastes such as paint and other materials.