Comments to GSA on FAR Implementation of EO 14030, Climate-Related Financial Risk
The National Sand, Stone and Gravel Association (“NSSGA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide this comment letter on the proposed revision of the Federal Acquisition Rules (FAR) to implement section 5(b)(i) of Executive Order (E.O.) 14030, Climate-Related Financial Risk, to require major Federal suppliers to publicly disclose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate-related financial risk and to set science-based reduction targets. NSSGA represents aggregates producers, as well as those who manufacture equipment and provide services that support the construction industry. Our members are essential to the work that keeps this country moving, and we represent more than 90 percent of the crushed stone and 70 percent of the sand and gravel produced annually in the United States. Our members employ more than 100,000 hard-working people who are responsible for the essential raw materials found in every home, building, road, port, dam and public works project. DoD, GSA, and NASA are proposing to amend the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to implement a requirement to ensure certain Federal contractors disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and climate-related financial risk and set science-based targets to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.