EPA draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans for public comment

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has posted for public comment EPA’s draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans for 7 National Programs and 10 Regions.  Other agencies should follow EPA’s example and solicit public review of their plans, which should become part of the basis of a meaningful national climate change preparedness process.

Notice of Availability for Public Review and Comment: Draft EPA Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans

A 60-day public comment period ends on January 3, 2014.

The 17 draft Implementation Plans are part of an ongoing effort to address adaptation across the federal government, in response to Executive Order 13514 – “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance.”. The plans were prepared by EPA’s Program and Regional Offices following the February 2013 publication of the EPA Draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan. The EPA Climate Change Adaptation Plan is being finalized based upon comments received during a 60-day public review and comment period earlier in 2013. The draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans produced by EPA’s 7 National Program and 10 Regional offices provide more detail on how they will carry out the work called for in the Agency-wide Plan.

The public review drafts of EPA’s draft Implementation Plans have been posted to a public docket and are available on the Agency Web site at this URL address: http://epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/fed-programs/EPA-impl-plans.html. Comments can be provided through the the public docket at www.regulations.gov (Docket Number EPA-HQ-OA-2013-0568)

Earlier posts:

Obama Executive Order on climate change preparedness (Part 1) — a long-overdue step forward

Obama Executive Order on climate change preparedness (Part 2) — a long-overdue step forward

Obama Climate Plan archive

Climate Change Preparedness archive

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One Response to EPA draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans for public comment

  1. Tuba A says:

    I think it is vital that the government agencies, EPA, make these preparedness plans very active and accessible to the public. As the newest IPCC report reveals its grave findings, we find ourselves in a world that is increasing in environmental destruction. It is important to know how to mitigate and prepare for the damage that will occur due to an increase in storm surges, drought, and higher levels of precipitation.

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