Request for Information To Support the Development of a Strategic Plan on Statistics for Environmental-Economic Decisions, 51450-51452 [2022-17993]

Download as PDF 51450 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 161 / Monday, August 22, 2022 / Notices Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) in the formulation of standards affecting the construction industry, and on policy matters arising in the administration of the safety and health provisions under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act (CSA)) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) (see also 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3). In addition, the CSA and OSHA regulations require the Assistant Secretary to consult with ACCSH before the agency proposes occupational safety and health standards affecting construction activities (40 U.S.C. 3704; 29 CFR 1911.10). ACCSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and its implementing regulations (41 CFR 102–3 et seq.); and Department of Labor Manual Series Chapter 1–900 (8/ 31/2020). ACCSH generally meets two to four times a year. II. Meetings ACCSH Meeting ACCSH will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET, Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The meeting is open to the public. Meeting agenda: The tentative agenda for this meeting includes: • Assistant Secretary’s agency update and remarks; • Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings rulemaking update and discussion; • Discussion of the ANPRM for Occupational Exposure to Lead; • Directorate of Construction industry update; • ACCSH Workgroup reports; and • Public comment period. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES ACCSH Workgroup Meetings In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, the following ACCSH Workgroups will meet on Tuesday, September 13, 2022. ACCSH Workgroup meetings are open to the public. • Education and Training 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. • Emerging and Current Issues 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Infrastructure 3:10 to 5:10 p.m. III. Meeting Information Public attendance at the ACCSH Committee and Workgroup meetings will be virtual only. Meeting information will be posted in the Docket (Docket No. OSHA–2022–0001) and on the ACCSH web page, https:// www.osha.gov/advisorycommittee/ accsh, prior to the meeting. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Aug 19, 2022 Jkt 256001 Requests to speak and speaker presentations: Attendees who wish to address ACCSH must submit a request to speak, as well as any written or electronic presentation, by Wednesday, September 7, 2022, using the method listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The request must state: • The amount of time requested to speak; • The interest you represent (e.g., business, organization, affiliation), if any; and • A brief outline of your presentation. PowerPoint presentations and other electronic materials must be compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and other Microsoft Office 2010 formats. Alternately, you may request to address ACCSH briefly during the public-comment period. At her discretion, the ACCSH Chair may grant requests to address ACCSH as time and circumstances permit. Docket: OSHA will place comments, requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal information you provide, in the public docket without change, and those documents may be available online at: https://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social Security Numbers and birthdates. OSHA also places in the public docket the meeting transcript, meeting minutes, documents presented at the meeting, and other documents pertaining to the ACCSH meeting. These documents are available online at: https:// www.regulations.gov. To read or download documents in the public docket for this ACCSH meeting, go to Docket No. OSHA–2022–0001 at: https:// www.regulations.gov. All documents in the public docket are listed in the index; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download through https://www.regulations.gov. All submissions are available for inspection and copying, when permitted, at the OSHA Docket Office. For information on using https://www.regulations.gov to make submissions or to access the docket, click on the ‘‘Help’’ tab at the top of the homepage. Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–2350, (TTY (877) 889–5627) for information about materials not available through that website and for assistance in using the internet to locate submissions and other documents in the docket. Authority and Signature James S. Fredrick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice pursuant to 29 PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.C. 655, 40 U.S.C. 3704, Secretary of Labor’s Order No. 8–2020 (85 FR 58393), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and 29 CFR part 1912. Signed at Washington, DC, on August 16, 2022. James S. Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. [FR Doc. 2022–18018 Filed 8–19–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–26–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Request for Information To Support the Development of a Strategic Plan on Statistics for Environmental-Economic Decisions Office of Management and Budget. ACTION: Request for Information (RFI). AGENCY: The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB)—on behalf of the co-chairs of the Interagency Policy Working Group on Statistics for Environmental-Economic Decisions (Working Group), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and Department of Commerce (DOC)— requests information and comments on questions posed by the Working Group to help inform the development of Government-wide natural capital accounts and standardized environmental-economic statistics. The Working Group has developed a draft Strategic Plan that recommends shortand long-term strategic goals, as well as objectives and proposed strategies to achieve a routinely produced set of Government-wide natural capital accounts and standardized environmental-economic statistics that complement and operate in alignment with core national economic accounts and statistics. To support the Strategic Plan, OMB seeks information on likely and potential applications for U.S. natural capital accounts, established statistics and accounts that would strengthen the U.S. system, relevant external factors that may affect implementation of the Strategic Plan, and relevant ancillary or indirect consequences of developing natural capital accounts or associated statistics. DATES: Interested persons and organizations are invited to submit comments by October 21, 2022. ADDRESSES: Submit comments through www.regulations.gov—a Federal EGovernment website that allows the public to find, review, and submit comments on documents that agencies SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 161 / Monday, August 22, 2022 / Notices jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES have published in the Federal Register and that are open for comment. Enter ‘‘OMB–2022–0009’’ (in quotes) in the search box and follow the instructions for submitting comments. Please include the Docket ID (OMB–2022– 0009) and the phrase ‘‘RFI-Natural Capital’’ at the beginning of your comments. Please also indicate which questions from the INFORMATION REQUESTED section of this notice is addressed in your comments. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public and subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket; however, www.regulations.gov does include the option of commenting anonymously. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. Electronic Availability: Federal Register notices are available electronically at www.federalregister.gov/. The draft Strategic Plan is available at https:// www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/ uploads/2022/08/Natural-CapitalAccounting-Strategy.pdf. Public Review Procedure: All comments and proposals received in response to this notice will be available for public inspection. Instructions Response to this RFI is voluntary. Each responding entity (individual or organization) is requested to submit only one response. OMB welcomes any responses to inform and guide the work of OMB and the Working Group. Please feel free to respond to one or as many prompts as you choose. Submission should use 12-point or larger font, with a page number provided on each page. Respondents are encouraged, though not required, to include the name of the person(s) or organization(s) filing the comment; the respondent type (e.g., academic, advocacy, professional society, community-based organization, industry, trainee/student, member of the public, government, other); and the respondent’s role in the organization (e.g., researcher, faculty, student, program manager, journalist). For VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Aug 19, 2022 Jkt 256001 comments containing references, studies, research, and other empirical data that are not widely published, respondents are encouraged to include copies or electronic links of the referenced materials, in a machinereadable format to the degree possible. No business proprietary information, copyrighted information, or sensitive personally identifiable information should be submitted in response to this RFI. Please be aware that comments submitted in response to this RFI may be released publicly. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information, contact: Andrew Stawasz, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, Email: NaturalCapitalAccounting@ omb.eop.gov, Telephone: (202) 881– 7051. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: Existing national economic accounts data for the United States—the organized data describing the U.S. economy, often summarized as Gross Domestic Product (GDP)—provide an incomplete view of the Nation’s environmental and natural assets,1 and the changing value of these important assets remains disconnected from broader economic statistics. As a result, while the Federal statistical system generally reflects how many economic sectors interact, it does not reflect how the environment affects and responds to economic sectors and vice versa. Natural capital or natural assets, the environmental or ecosystem services they generate, and expenditures to secure and protect nature are foundational elements of economic progress and growth, future opportunity, and sustainable development. Measuring natural assets and maintaining statistical series—that is, conducting repeated measurement over time that relates the environment with the economy—can inform planning tools for the American economy, contributing to goals like job creation and international competitiveness. The international community has demonstrated a growing interest in rapidly developing natural capital accounting methodologies, and the private sector has shown a growing demand for natural capital data to reduce uncertainty and ensure competitiveness. Therefore, there is 1 Environmental or natural assets are durable physical or biological elements of nature that persist through time to contribute to current or future economic production, human enjoyment, or other services people value. PO 00000 Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51451 demand for U.S. Federal leadership to develop natural capital accounts and standardized environmental-economic statistics to provide a centralized domestic framework and to promote international norms. On Earth Day 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration announced an initiative to develop and maintain the first U.S. natural capital accounts and standardized environmental-economic statistics. An interagency Working Group—co-chaired by OMB, OSTP, and DOC, with participation from the Council of Economic Advisors, Council on Environmental Quality, Domestic Climate Policy Office, National Economic Council, National Security Council, Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Labor, State, and Treasury, Environmental Protection Agency, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration—developed a strategy for producing natural capital accounts that work within the U.S. standard national accounting system. These natural capital accounts would be able to measure the economic value that natural assets provide to society. The Working Group has developed a Strategic Plan divided into five main sections: (1) The Need for a System of Statistics for Environmental-Economic Decisions details how the development of natural capital accounts and standardized environmental-economic statistics are expected to contribute to sustainable development of the U.S. macroeconomy; encourage more informed Federal decision-making; increase the competitiveness of American firms; and support enhanced resilience of states, communities, territories, and tribes. (2) Renewing U.S. Leadership and Building on Strength outlines the importance of U.S. leadership in environmental-economic statistics and describes the history of the development of environmental-economic statistics in the United States. (3) Connecting Natural Capital and Environmental-Economic Statistics with National Economic Accounts provides systematic recommendations for the development of natural capital accounts and environmental-economic statistics, placing them in the context of the U.S. statistical system and in the context of the development of international standards. (4) Developing a U.S. System of Statistics for Environmental-Economic Decisions: Targets, Timelines, and Tasks identifies headline summaries and products, the pathway to production-grade accounts and core statistical products, supporting activities necessary to develop and E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 51452 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 161 / Monday, August 22, 2022 / Notices manage the system, the environmental sectors the working group recommends be developed into natural capital accounts, a proposed timeline for developing individual accounts (e.g., an air account, a land account), and additional research and guidance needs. This section also identifies the data and expertise within the U.S. Government needed to produce sustained natural capital accounts and environmentaleconomic statistics. (5) Administrative Coordination Across the Government details how interagency coordination for developing the initiative would be carried out by the Chief Statistician of the United States and processes to facilitate data sharing to ensure interoperability across the Federal Government. This section also summarizes the legal authority for developing natural capital accounts and standardized environmental-economic statistics. This request for information aims to support the Working Group’s continued effort to develop and implement a strategy for developing statistics for environmental-economic decisions. OMB is interested in hearing from a diversity of stakeholders, sectors, and members of the public. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES Information Requested OMB is issuing this notice in order to facilitate robust interaction with the public on this new U.S. Government endeavor. Input is welcome from stakeholders and members of the public representing all backgrounds and perspectives. Through this RFI, OMB seeks information and feedback on the Strategic Plan for Statistics for Environmental-Economic Decisions in order to realize natural capital accounts and associated environmental-economic statistics, including on the following topics: • Likely and potential applications for U.S. natural capital accounts and associated environmental-economic statistics that would improve government or private-sector decision making that are not described in the draft Strategic Plan; • Comments related to established and widely recognized systems of environmental-economic statistics or natural capital accounts that could strengthen the U.S. system; • External factors that may affect the Federal Government’s ability to implement the Strategic Plan; and • Ancillary or indirect consequences of developing natural capital accounts VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Aug 19, 2022 Jkt 256001 or associated environmental-economic statistics. States Open Government National Action Plan. K. 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The following individuals are serving on the Board: Performance Review Board Chairperson, Associate Administrator Deputy Associate Administrator for Business Operations Chief Human Capital Officer Director for Executive Services Associate Administrator for the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity Associate Administrator for the Space Technology Mission Directorate Chief Financial Officer Center Director, Kennedy Space Center Cheryl Parker, Federal Register Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 2022–17940 Filed 8–19–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7510–13–P NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION [NARA–2022–062] Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee Meetings Office of Government Information Services (OGIS), National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). ACTION: Notice of Federal advisory committee meetings. AGENCY: We are announcing upcoming Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Advisory Committee meetings in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the second United SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The meetings will be on Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT, and Wednesday, September 14, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. EDT. You must register by: • 11:59 p.m. EDT September 6, 2022, to attend the September 8, 2022, meeting • 11:59 p.m. EDT September 12, 2022, to attend the September 14, 2022, meeting Location: These meetings will be virtual meetings. We will send access instructions for each meeting to those who register according to the instructions below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kirsten Mitchell, Designated Federal Officer for this committee, by email at foia-advisory-committee@nara.gov, or by telephone at 202.741.5770. Agendas and meeting materials: We will post all meeting materials at https:// www.archives.gov/ogis/foia-advisorycommittee/2022-2024-term. These meetings will be the first of the 2022– 2024 committee term. The purpose of the September 8, 2022, meeting will be to introduce the members and the work of the Committee. The purpose of the September 14, 2022, meeting will be to establish subcommittees and, for each subcommittee, select co-chairs (one government co-chair and one nongovernment co-chair). Procedures: These virtual meetings are open to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2). If you wish to offer oral public comments during the public comments periods of the meetings, you must register in advance through this Eventbrite link https://foiaac-mtg-sept8-2022.eventbrite.com for the September 8, 2022 meeting, and through this Eventbrite link https://foiaac-mtg-sept14-2022.eventbrite.com for the September 14, 2022 meeting. 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OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET


Request for Information To Support the Development of a Strategic 
Plan on Statistics for Environmental-Economic Decisions

AGENCY: Office of Management and Budget.

ACTION: Request for Information (RFI).

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SUMMARY: The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB)--on 
behalf of the co-chairs of the Interagency Policy Working Group on 
Statistics for Environmental-Economic Decisions (Working Group), the 
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), and Department of 
Commerce (DOC)--requests information and comments on questions posed by 
the Working Group to help inform the development of Government-wide 
natural capital accounts and standardized environmental-economic 
statistics. The Working Group has developed a draft Strategic Plan that 
recommends short- and long-term strategic goals, as well as objectives 
and proposed strategies to achieve a routinely produced set of 
Government-wide natural capital accounts and standardized 
environmental-economic statistics that complement and operate in 
alignment with core national economic accounts and statistics. To 
support the Strategic Plan, OMB seeks information on likely and 
potential applications for U.S. natural capital accounts, established 
statistics and accounts that would strengthen the U.S. system, relevant 
external factors that may affect implementation of the Strategic Plan, 
and relevant ancillary or indirect consequences of developing natural 
capital accounts or associated statistics.

DATES: Interested persons and organizations are invited to submit 
comments by October 21, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments through www.regulations.gov--a Federal E-
Government website that allows the public to find, review, and submit 
comments on documents that agencies

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have published in the Federal Register and that are open for comment. 
Enter ``OMB-2022-0009'' (in quotes) in the search box and follow the 
instructions for submitting comments. Please include the Docket ID 
(OMB-2022-0009) and the phrase ``RFI-Natural Capital'' at the beginning 
of your comments. Please also indicate which questions from the 
INFORMATION REQUESTED section of this notice is addressed in your 
comments.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available 
to the public and subject to disclosure under the Freedom of 
Information Act. For this reason, please do not include in your 
comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive 
personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email 
comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included 
as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket; however, 
www.regulations.gov does include the option of commenting anonymously. 
Please note that responses to this public comment request containing 
any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will 
be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public 
notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice.
    Electronic Availability: Federal Register notices are available 
electronically at www.federalregister.gov/. The draft Strategic Plan is 
available at https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/Natural-Capital-Accounting-Strategy.pdf.
    Public Review Procedure: All comments and proposals received in 
response to this notice will be available for public inspection.

Instructions

    Response to this RFI is voluntary. Each responding entity 
(individual or organization) is requested to submit only one response. 
OMB welcomes any responses to inform and guide the work of OMB and the 
Working Group. Please feel free to respond to one or as many prompts as 
you choose. Submission should use 12-point or larger font, with a page 
number provided on each page. Respondents are encouraged, though not 
required, to include the name of the person(s) or organization(s) 
filing the comment; the respondent type (e.g., academic, advocacy, 
professional society, community-based organization, industry, trainee/
student, member of the public, government, other); and the respondent's 
role in the organization (e.g., researcher, faculty, student, program 
manager, journalist). For comments containing references, studies, 
research, and other empirical data that are not widely published, 
respondents are encouraged to include copies or electronic links of the 
referenced materials, in a machine-readable format to the degree 
possible. No business proprietary information, copyrighted information, 
or sensitive personally identifiable information should be submitted in 
response to this RFI. Please be aware that comments submitted in 
response to this RFI may be released publicly.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information, contact: 
Andrew Stawasz, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 
20503, Email: [email protected], Telephone: (202) 
881-7051.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: Existing national economic accounts data for the United 
States--the organized data describing the U.S. economy, often 
summarized as Gross Domestic Product (GDP)--provide an incomplete view 
of the Nation's environmental and natural assets,\1\ and the changing 
value of these important assets remains disconnected from broader 
economic statistics. As a result, while the Federal statistical system 
generally reflects how many economic sectors interact, it does not 
reflect how the environment affects and responds to economic sectors 
and vice versa.
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    \1\ Environmental or natural assets are durable physical or 
biological elements of nature that persist through time to 
contribute to current or future economic production, human 
enjoyment, or other services people value.
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    Natural capital or natural assets, the environmental or ecosystem 
services they generate, and expenditures to secure and protect nature 
are foundational elements of economic progress and growth, future 
opportunity, and sustainable development. Measuring natural assets and 
maintaining statistical series--that is, conducting repeated 
measurement over time that relates the environment with the economy--
can inform planning tools for the American economy, contributing to 
goals like job creation and international competitiveness. The 
international community has demonstrated a growing interest in rapidly 
developing natural capital accounting methodologies, and the private 
sector has shown a growing demand for natural capital data to reduce 
uncertainty and ensure competitiveness. Therefore, there is demand for 
U.S. Federal leadership to develop natural capital accounts and 
standardized environmental-economic statistics to provide a centralized 
domestic framework and to promote international norms.
    On Earth Day 2022, the Biden-Harris Administration announced an 
initiative to develop and maintain the first U.S. natural capital 
accounts and standardized environmental-economic statistics. An 
interagency Working Group--co-chaired by OMB, OSTP, and DOC, with 
participation from the Council of Economic Advisors, Council on 
Environmental Quality, Domestic Climate Policy Office, National 
Economic Council, National Security Council, Departments of 
Agriculture, Interior, Labor, State, and Treasury, Environmental 
Protection Agency, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration--
developed a strategy for producing natural capital accounts that work 
within the U.S. standard national accounting system. These natural 
capital accounts would be able to measure the economic value that 
natural assets provide to society.
    The Working Group has developed a Strategic Plan divided into five 
main sections:
    (1) The Need for a System of Statistics for Environmental-Economic 
Decisions details how the development of natural capital accounts and 
standardized environmental-economic statistics are expected to 
contribute to sustainable development of the U.S. macro-economy; 
encourage more informed Federal decision-making; increase the 
competitiveness of American firms; and support enhanced resilience of 
states, communities, territories, and tribes.
    (2) Renewing U.S. Leadership and Building on Strength outlines the 
importance of U.S. leadership in environmental-economic statistics and 
describes the history of the development of environmental-economic 
statistics in the United States.
    (3) Connecting Natural Capital and Environmental-Economic 
Statistics with National Economic Accounts provides systematic 
recommendations for the development of natural capital accounts and 
environmental-economic statistics, placing them in the context of the 
U.S. statistical system and in the context of the development of 
international standards.
    (4) Developing a U.S. System of Statistics for Environmental-
Economic Decisions: Targets, Timelines, and Tasks identifies headline 
summaries and products, the pathway to production-grade accounts and 
core statistical products, supporting activities necessary to develop 
and

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manage the system, the environmental sectors the working group 
recommends be developed into natural capital accounts, a proposed 
timeline for developing individual accounts (e.g., an air account, a 
land account), and additional research and guidance needs. This section 
also identifies the data and expertise within the U.S. Government 
needed to produce sustained natural capital accounts and environmental-
economic statistics.
    (5) Administrative Coordination Across the Government details how 
interagency coordination for developing the initiative would be carried 
out by the Chief Statistician of the United States and processes to 
facilitate data sharing to ensure interoperability across the Federal 
Government. This section also summarizes the legal authority for 
developing natural capital accounts and standardized environmental-
economic statistics.
    This request for information aims to support the Working Group's 
continued effort to develop and implement a strategy for developing 
statistics for environmental-economic decisions. OMB is interested in 
hearing from a diversity of stakeholders, sectors, and members of the 
public.

Information Requested

    OMB is issuing this notice in order to facilitate robust 
interaction with the public on this new U.S. Government endeavor. Input 
is welcome from stakeholders and members of the public representing all 
backgrounds and perspectives. Through this RFI, OMB seeks information 
and feedback on the Strategic Plan for Statistics for Environmental-
Economic Decisions in order to realize natural capital accounts and 
associated environmental-economic statistics, including on the 
following topics:
     Likely and potential applications for U.S. natural capital 
accounts and associated environmental-economic statistics that would 
improve government or private-sector decision making that are not 
described in the draft Strategic Plan;
     Comments related to established and widely recognized 
systems of environmental-economic statistics or natural capital 
accounts that could strengthen the U.S. system;
     External factors that may affect the Federal Government's 
ability to implement the Strategic Plan; and
     Ancillary or indirect consequences of developing natural 
capital accounts or associated environmental-economic statistics.

K. Sabeel Rahman,
Senior Counselor, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2022-17993 Filed 8-18-22; 8:45 am]
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