[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 67 (Thursday, April 8, 2010)]
[Page 17989]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-7972]



[Public Notice 6947]

Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental Scientific 
Affairs; Climate Action Report

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 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.

DATES: The agency must receive comments on or before noon, May 6th, 

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted via e-mail to [email protected]. 
Submit comments as an ASCII or word file avoiding the use of special 
characters and any form of encryption. Identify all comments and data 
in electronic form by the docket number [docket number].
    Additionally, comments may be sent via postal mail to: CAR5 
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. Persons with access to the Internet may also view and 
comment on this notice by going to the U.S. Government Regulations.Gov 
Web site at http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#home.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Eric J. Maltzer, Office of Global 
Change, U.S. Department of State at (202) 647-6740.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 
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.
Trigg Talley,
Director, Office of Global Change, Department of State.
[FR Doc. 2010-7972 Filed 4-7-10; 8:45 am]