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COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY


Final Guidance, ``Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and 
Reporting''

AGENCY: Council on Environmental Quality.

ACTION: Notice of availability of Final Guidance.

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SUMMARY: On October 5, 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order 
13514 (``Executive Order'' or ``E.O. 13514''), entitled ``Federal 
Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance.'' 74 FR 
52117, Oct. 8, 2009. The purpose of the Executive Order is to establish 
an integrated strategy toward sustainability in the Federal Government 
and to make reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions a priority for 
Federal agencies. Among other provisions, E.O. 13514 requires agencies 
to measure, report, and reduce their GHG emissions. It also requires 
the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) to issue 
guidance establishing government-wide requirements for Federal agencies 
in calculating and reporting GHG emissions associated with agency 
operations. This Final Guidance, ``Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting 
and Reporting,'' is available as of October 6, 2010 at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/sustainability/fed-ghg.

DATES: The Final Guidance, ``Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and 
Reporting'' is available as of October 6, 2010.

ADDRESSES: The Final Guidance, ``Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and 
Reporting'' documents are available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/sustainability/fed-ghg.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Gillespie-Marthaler, Senior 
Program Manager, Office of the Federal Environmental Executive (OFEE) 
at (202) 456-5117.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal agencies are required, under Section 
2(c) of E.O. 13514, to establish and report to the CEQ Chair and OMB 
Director a comprehensive inventory of absolute GHG emissions, including 
scope 1, scope 2, and specified scope 3 emissions for fiscal year 2010, 
and thereafter, annually. The Final Guidance, ``Federal Greenhouse Gas 
Accounting and Reporting'' establishes government-wide requirements for 
Federal agencies in calculating and reporting GHG emissions associated 
with agency operations. The Final Guidance is accompanied by a separate 
Draft Technical Support Document for Federal GHG Accounting and 
Reporting (TSD), which provides detailed information on Federal 
inventory reporting requirements and calculation methodologies.
    Section 9(a) of E.O. 13514 directed the Department of Energy's 
Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), in coordination with the 
Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense, General 
Services Administration, Department of the Interior, Department of 
Commerce, and other agencies as appropriate, to develop recommended 
Federal GHG reporting and accounting procedures. These recommendations 
established the foundation for Federal guidance.
    The Chair, Council on Environmental Quality is required, under 
Section 5(a) of E.O. 13514, to issue guidance for Federal agency 
greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and reporting. CEQ provided the draft 
guidance for public review and comment from July 1, 2010 to September 
1, 2010. Those comments can be viewed on the CEQ Web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/sustainability/fed-ghg/view-comments. CEQ is committed to open government principles and leading by 
example to ensure that the Federal Government is transparent in its 
processes for accounting and reporting of Federal GHG emissions.
    The Federal Government seeks to continually improve both the 
quality of data and methods necessary for calculating GHG emissions. 
Over time, additional requirements, methodologies, and procedures will 
be included in revisions to this document and supporting documents to 
improve the Federal Government's overall ability to accurately account 
for and report GHG emissions.

    Dated: October 12, 2010.
Nancy H. Sutley,
Chair, Council on Environmental Quality.
[FR Doc. 2010-26139 Filed 10-15-10; 8:45 am]
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