AGENCY: Department of State.
ACTION: Notice; request for public comments.
SUMMARY: The purpose of this announcement is to notify interested
members of the public of the opportunity to submit comments to the
draft 2014 Climate Action Report (CAR) on U.S. climate change actions.
This draft CAR consists of two documents, the National Communication
and the Biennial Report, that respond to reporting requirements under
the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The document
contains the sixth National Communication, which is provided in
accordance with Articles 4.2 and 12 of the UNFCCC and accompanying
decisions. The draft CAR also includes the Biennial Report, which
summarizes major actions taken to address climate change, covering the
period up to 2020, and contains additional reporting information as
specified in decisions 1/CP.16, 2/CP.17 (Annex I), and 19/CP.18. The
United States submitted the first U.S. CAR to the UNFCCC Secretariat in
1994, and subsequent reports in 1997, 2002, 2006, and 2010.
These documents set out major actions the U.S. government is taking
at the federal level, highlight examples of state and local actions,
and outline U.S. efforts to assist other countries in addressing
climate change. Each document meets specific UN reporting requirements,
resulting in overlap between the documents. This report reflects the
U.S. Government commitment to the UNFCCC to communicate U.S. actions
and policies addressing climate change transparently.
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.
DATES: The agency must receive comments on or before noon, October 24,
ADDRESSES: Submit comments to CAR6@state.gov using the spreadsheet
available in the "Supporting Documents'' section at the U.S.
Government Regulations.Gov Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and search on Docket number DOS-2013-0018.
You may also submit comments using the "Comment Now!'' button at
the U.S. Government Regulations.Gov Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/#!home and search on Docket number DOS-2013-0018.
Please use the spreadsheet
available in the "Supporting Documents'' section if practicable.
Additionally, comments may be sent via postal mail to: CAR6
Comments, Department of State, Office of Global Change, Harry S. Truman
Building, Room 2480, 2201 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20520 or via fax
to: (202) 647-0191.
Comments will be due within 28 days of publication date.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Rakestraw, Office of Global
Change, U.S. Department of State at (202) 647-3489.