Technical Documentation for the Temperature Binning Framework, 19883-19884 [2021-07670]

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 71 (Thursday, April 15, 2021)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-07670]


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[EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0240 FRL-10022-34-OAR]


Technical Documentation for the Temperature Binning Framework

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of document availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a 30-
day public comment period for the draft document titled, ``Technical 
Documentation for the Temperature Binning Framework'' (EPA 430-R-21-
004). This document provides technical documentation of a framework for 
analyzing the sector-specific impacts of climate change under different 
levels of warming. This approach serves as an alternative or complement 
to traditional scenario-based approaches in order to improve 
communication of results, comparability between studies, and 
flexibility to facilitate scenario analysis. The draft technical 
documentation will also be subject to external peer review. Prior to 
finalizing the draft document, EPA intends to carefully consider all 
comments received from the public and from external peer reviewers. 
This draft document is not final as described in EPA's information 
quality guidelines and does not represent and should not be construed 
to represent Agency policy or views. The draft document is available 
via the internet on EPA's web page at https://www.epa.gov/cira/temperature-binning-framework.

DATES: To ensure your comments are considered for the final version of 
the document, please submit your comments by May 17, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-
OAR-2021-0240, to the Federal Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Once submitted, 
comments cannot be edited or withdrawn. Do not submit electronically 
any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information 
(CBI). EPA may publish any comment received to its public docket, 
submitted to the Federal Portal, or sent via email. For additional 
submission methods, the full EPA public comment policy, information 
about CBI, and general guidance on making effective comments, please 
visit http://www2.epa.gov/dockets/commenting-epa-dockets.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jeremy Martinich, Environmental 
Protection Agency, Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Atmospheric 
Programs, Climate Change Division, (202) 343-9871, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Characterizing the future risks of climate 
change is a key goal of climate impacts analysis. Temperature binning 
provides a framework for analyzing sector-specific impacts by degree of 
warming as an alternative or complement to traditional scenario-based 
approaches. This framework aims to improve communication of results, 
comparability between studies, flexibility to facilitate scenario 
analysis, and evaluation of important sources of uncertainty. This 
technical documentation describes the design, structure, and scientific 
basis of this framework, including how impact modeling projections for 
a number of sectors have been built into the framework. Designing 
analyses with relational temperature-impact functions for a given 
sector can improve comparability between analyses, yield results in a 
framework that is more intuitive for communications purposes, and be 
used to inform capabilities to

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flexibly estimate impacts by sector for any desired scenario.

Paul Gunning,
Director, Climate Change Division.
[FR Doc. 2021-07670 Filed 4-14-21; 8:45 am]
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