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Federal Acquisition Regulations

Public Disclosure of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Reduction Goals

This final rule, proposed by the Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), amends the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to establish a requirement for contractors to indicate whether or not they publicly disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals or targets; if they do disclose such information, then it also must be posted on a publicly accessible website. This rule applies to contractors that receive more than $7.5 million in contract awards (around 2,700 in total) from the Government during the previous fiscal year, and is optional for all contractors that receive less than $7.5 million.

Importantly, this rule is not meant to regulate the industry, and thus does not mandate that these companies must report GHG emissions or have GHG emission reduction goals. Nor does this rule affect the evaluation criteria for source selection decisions, meaning it will not put companies without such public disclosure at any competitive disadvantage. Instead, the information obtained from the companies will help agencies develop strategies to engage with contractors to reduce supply chain emissions, as directed in the Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade.

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