Federal Acquisition Regulation: Minimizing the Risk of Climate Change in Federal Acquisitions

CourtGeneral Services Administration,National Aeronautics And Space Administration
Citation86 FR 69218
Record Number2021-26243
Publication Date07 December 2021
69218
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 232 / Tuesday, December 7, 2021 / Proposed Rules
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
GENERAL SERVICES
ADMINISTRATION
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND
SPACE ADMINISTRATION
48 CFR Chapter 1
[FAR Case 2021–016, Docket No. FAR–
2021–0016, Sequence No. 1]
RIN 9000–AO33
Federal Acquisition Regulation:
Minimizing the Risk of Climate Change
in Federal Acquisitions
AGENCY
: Department of Defense (DoD),
General Services Administration (GSA),
and National Aeronautics and Space
Administration (NASA).
ACTION
: Advance notice of proposed
rulemaking; extension of comment
period.
SUMMARY
: The Federal Acquisition
Regulatory Council published an
advance notice of proposed rulemaking
on October 15, 2021, seeking public
input on a potential amendment to the
Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to
ensure that major Federal agency
procurements minimize the risk of
climate change. The deadline for
submitting comments is being extended
from December 14, 2021, to January 13,
2022, to provide additional time for
interested parties to provide inputs.
DATES
: For the advance notice of
proposed rulemaking published on
October 15, 2021 (86 FR 57404), submit
comments on or before January 13,
2022.
ADDRESSES
: Submit comments in
response to FAR Case 2021–016 to the
Federal eRulemaking portal at https://
www.regulations.gov by searching for
‘‘FAR Case 2021–016’’. Select the link
‘‘Comment Now’’ that corresponds with
‘‘FAR Case 2021–016’’. Follow the
instructions provided on the ‘‘Comment
Now’’ screen. Please include your name,
company name (if any), and ‘‘FAR Case
2021–016’’ on your attached document.
If your comment cannot be submitted
using https://www.regulations.gov, call
or email the points of contact in the
FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
section of
this document for alternate instructions.
Instructions: Please submit comments
only and cite ‘‘FAR Case 2021–016’’ in
all correspondence related to this case.
Comments received generally will be
posted without change to https://
www.regulations.gov, including any
personal and/or business confidential
information provided. To confirm
receipt of your comment(s), please
check https://www.regulations.gov,
approximately two to three days after
submission to verify posting.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Ms.
Jennifer Hawes, Procurement Analyst, at
202–969–7386 or by email at
jennifer.hawes@gsa.gov, for clarification
of content. For information pertaining to
status or publication schedules, contact
the Regulatory Secretariat Division at
202–501–4755 or GSARegSec@gsa.gov.
Please cite FAR Case 2021–016.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Background
On October 15, 2021, the Federal
Acquisition Regulatory Council
published an advance notice of
proposed rulemaking (ANPR) in the
Federal Register at 86 FR 57404 seeking
public input on a potential FAR
amendment to implement section
5(b)(ii) of Executive Order 14030,
Climate-Related Financial Risk. The
comment period is extended to January
13, 2022, to allow additional time for
interested parties to submit comments
in response to the questions posed in
the ANPR.
William F. Clark,
Director, Office of Government-wide
Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition
Policy, Office of Government-wide Policy.
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