[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 87 (Wednesday, May 6, 2015)]
[Pages 26105-26106]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-10352]



Request for Information: Public Input on the Sustained Assessment 
Process of the U.S. National Climate Assessment

ACTION: Notice of Request for Information.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) has a legal 
mandate to conduct a National Climate Assessment (NCA) not less 
frequently than every four years. Under its current decadal strategic 
plan (http://go.usa.gov/3qGU4), USGCRP is building sustained assessment 
capacity to support the Nation's ability to understand, anticipate, and 
respond to

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global change impacts and vulnerabilities. The recent Third NCA process 
and resulting 2014 Report (http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/) provide a 
foundation for subsequent activities and reports under the sustained 
assessment process. More broadly, climate assessments increasingly 
involve participation and leadership by state, local, and tribal 
governments as well as the private sector. Noting these developments in 
the climate assessment landscape, USGCRP seeks ideas about (1) what 
scientific information on climate change, impacts, and responses would 
be of most value to inform future assessment activities; (2) how to 
effectively communicate climate change assessment information; and (3) 
what mechanisms could be used to more effectively connect to other 
assessment-related efforts. Public responses to these questions will be 
evaluated and, if appropriate, used to inform the structure and content 
of USGCRP's sustained National Climate Assessment process. Updates on 
the sustained assessment will be posted on the NCA Web site (http://assessment.globalchange.gov) as they are available.

DATES: Comments will be accepted through June 15, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Comments from the public will be accepted electronically at 
http://www.globalchange.gov/notices. Instructions for submitting are on 
the Web site. Submitters may enter text and/or upload files in response 
to the three questions listed above.
    If you are unable to submit comments electronically, you may submit 
comments by mail to: Attn: Emily Cloyd, U.S. Global Change Research 
Program, 1717 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006.
    Instructions: Response to this RFI is voluntary. Respondents need 
not reply to all questions. Responses to this RFI may be used by the 
government for program planning on a non-attribution basis. OSTP 
therefore requests that no business proprietary information or 
copyrighted information be submitted in response to this RFI. Please 
note that the U.S. Government will not pay for response preparation, or 
for the use of any information contained in the response.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Therese Cloyd, (202) 223-6262, 
ecloyd@usgcrp.gov, U.S. Global Change Research Program.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background information, additional details, 
and instructions for submitting comments can be found at 
www.globalchange.gov/notices. For more information about the NCA and 
access to previous NCA reports and activities, please see http://assessment.globalchange.gov.

Ted Wackler,
Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-10352 Filed 5-5-15; 8:45 am]