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FAR Council Calls for Info on Public Disclosure of Contractor Greenhouse Gas Emissions

green earth, environmentThe Federal Acquisition Regulation Council seeks public comment on a proposed rule that calls for information on the public disclosure of government contractors’ greenhouse gas emissions and reduction strategies.

Anne Rung, Ali Zaidi and Christine Harada wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that the proposed rule will focus on the federal government’s supply chain management and work to collect data necessary to assess suppliers’ greenhouse gas management practices and engage with them to reduce emissions.

The Defense Department, General Services Administration and NASA have proposed this revision to FAR for vendors to indicate in a representation within the System for Award Management if and where they disclose greenhouse gas emissions and greenhouse gas reduction goals, a notice published Wednesday on the Federal Register stated.

Comments to the proposed rule are due July 25.

The White House report noted individual federal agencies — including GSA and the U.S. Navy — have started to manage supply chains through a process similar to the proposal.

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