Federal Register: April 8, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 67)
DOCID: fr08ap10-114 FR Doc 2010-7972
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice; request for public comments.
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific Affairs; Climate Action Report
DATES: The agency must receive comments on or before noon, May 6th, 2010.
The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested members of the public of the opportunity to submit comments to the draft fifth National Communication on U.S. climate change actions for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In June 1992, the United States signed, and later ratified, the UNFCCC. Pursuant to the national communication reporting requirements under Articles 4.2 and 12 of the Convention and to guidelines later adopted by the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP), the United States submitted the first U.S. Climate Action Report (CAR) to the UNFCCC Secretariat in 1994, and subsequent reports in 1997, 2002, and 2006. The U.S. Government has prepared an initial draft of the fifth National Communication for public review. This report reflects the U.S. Government commitment to the UNFCCC to transparently communicate U.S. actions and policies addressing climate change. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for instructions on accessing the electronic version of the report, file format requirements for submitting comments, and other information about electronic filing.
Climate Action Report; Request for Comments
The draft Fifth CAR provides a detailed
report on U.S. actions to address climate change. This report contains
descriptions of specific measured and verified actions, outlines of
broad policy initiatives, and summaries of activities conducted by the
U.S. since the fourth CAR, principally at the federal level. It also
explains U.S. Government efforts to increase scientific understanding
of climate change, and provide foreign assistance to help other nations mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.
Table of Contents of the draft Fifth U.S. CAR
1. Introduction and overview
2. National circumstances
3. Greenhouse gas inventory
4. Policies and measures
5. Projected greenhouse gas emissions
6. Vulnerability assessment, climate change impacts, and adaptation measures
7. Financial resources and transfer of technology
8. Research and systematic observation
9. Education, training, and outreach
Public Input Process
This Federal Register notice solicits comments on the draft
chapters listed above. The individual chapters are posted on the
Internet and may be downloaded from the following Web site: http:// www.state.gov/g/oes/rls/rpts/car/index.htm.
April 2, 2010.
Director, Office of Global Change, Department of State.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Mr. Eric J. Maltzer, Office of Global Change, U.S. Department of State at (202) 6476740.