AGA Files Comments Feb. 13 on Proposed Climate Disclosure Rule for Federal Contractors
On February 13, AGA filed comments on the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council’s proposed rule to require “significant” and “major” federal contractors to make greenhouse gas (GHG) and other climate disclosures as a condition for continuing to supply federal facilities. AGA asked the FAR Council to allow compliance with EPA’s GHG Reporting Rules to satisfy the proposed FAR requirement to disclose scope 1 direct GHGs and scope 2 indirect emissions from energy purchases. We also urged the FAR Council not to require disclosure of scope 3 indirect upstream supply and downstream customer emissions to avoid problems with inconsistency and double counting. Most importantly, we urged dropping the requirement that major contractors must obtain validation from a private party called SBTi for a company’s climate targets, because SBTi refuses to validate targets for any company in the natural gas value chain.