EPA Asks for Public Input on Programs Funded through Inflation Reduction Act

The public can comment on various projects, including those on air quality and climate.

In August, President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, an investment of $369 billion in the environment. Now, the EPA is requesting the public’s comment on programs funded by this Act.

To help “inform program design,” the public will be able to comment on a variety of programs, including those on air quality and climate-related topics, “including clean energy, transportation, methane emissions, and climate super-pollutants,” according to a news release. The request for information was published on November 4, 2022.

Non-regulatory dockets for view and comment include Climate Pollution Reduction Grants [60114], Transportation Programs [60101, 60102], Methane Emissions Reduction Program [60113], Funding to Address Air Pollution [60105, 60106], Funding for Implementation of American Innovation and Manufacturing Act [60109] and Low Emissions Electricity Program & GHG Corporate Reporting [60107, 60111].

“The Inflation Reduction Act provides states, tribes, communities and organizations with the unprecedented opportunity to make lasting progress to equitably protect people and the planet from air pollution and climate change,”said Joseph Goffman, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation in the news release.

“We are eager to engage with all who have a stake in the success of these efforts, and our next steps will be guided by the wisdom and experience from the conversations we have and the feedback we receive over the next several months,” Goffman continued.

The EPA also plans to seek expert opinions, host listening sessions and design a webpage.

Further information on commenting is available on the EPA’s Inflation Reduction Act Non-Regulatory Dockets for Public Input.

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Alex Saurman is the Content Editor for Environmental Protection.