[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 25, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3577-3578]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-1365]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 4961]


United States Climate Change Science Program

ACTION: Request expert review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate 
Change (IPCC) ``Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage'' 
(SRCCS).

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SUMMARY: In addition to periodic assessments of the science, impacts, 
and socio-economic aspects of climate change, the IPCC provides, on 
request, advice to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations 
Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its bodies. The 
Seventh Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC expressed 
interest in carbon capture and storage by inviting the IPCC to prepare 
a Technical Paper on geological carbon storage technologies. The IPCC 
noted that a Technical Paper, which is limited in its scope to 
summarizing existing IPCC reports,

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would be difficult to produce using the very limited material covered 
in the IPCC Third Assessment Report. At its 20th session (February 
2003), the IPCC decided to prepare a Special Report (which, like a full 
assessment report, covers all available literature) and approved an 
outline and schedule. Working Group III is overseeing preparation of 
this Special Report, which is being written by a team of over 100 
authors under established IPCC rules and procedures.
    The IPCC Secretariat has informed the U.S. Department of State that 
the second-order SRCCS draft is available for expert and Government 
review. The Climate Change Science Program Office (CCSPO) is 
coordinating the solicitation of comments by U.S. experts and 
stakeholders to inform development of an integrated set of U.S. 
Government comments on the report. Instructions on how to format 
comments are available at http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/ipcc/
srccs-review.htm, as is the document itself. Comments must be sent to 
CCSPO by 23 February 2005 to be considered for inclusion in the U.S. 
Government collation.

Time and Date: Properly formatted comments should be sent to CCSPO at 
srccs-USGreview@climatescience.gov by COB Wednesday, 23 February 2005. 
Include report acronym and reviewer surname in e-mail subject title to 
facilitate processing.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Dokken, U.S. Climate Change 
Science Program, Suite 250, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 
20006 (http://www.climatescience.gov).

    Dated: January 18, 2005.
Daniel A. Reifsnyder,
Office Director, Office of Global Change, Bureau of Oceans and 
International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of 
State.
[FR Doc. 05-1365 Filed 1-24-05; 8:45 am]
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