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Aug 14 -- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites comments by October 13, 2023 regarding a new information collection request (ICR), Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) Accomplishment Reporting.

The Inflation Reduction Act authorized EPA to implement the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, a historic $27 billion investment to mobilize financing and private capital to combat the climate crisis and ensure American economic competitiveness. The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund will deliver lower energy costs and economic revitalization to communities, particularly those that have historically been left behind.

The Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund will be implemented via three grant competitions: the $14 billion National Clean Investment Fund, the $6 billion Clean Communities Investment Accelerator, and the $7 billion Solar for All competition.

This ICR covers the collection of information from those organizations that receive grants funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the authority of section 134 of the Clean Air Act (CAA). CAA 134 was enacted as part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and authorizes EPA to make competitive grants to States, municipalities, Tribal governments, and eligible non-profit recipients to implement the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, a historic $27 billion investment to combat the climate crisis by mobilizing financing and private capital for greenhouse gas- and air pollution-reducing projects in communities across the country. Through the GGRF program, EPA is conducting three competitions. This ICR covers the collection of information under awards for all three competitions. EPA will use information from these reports as part of program-wide public reporting.
 
GGRF: https://www.epa.gov/greenhouse-gas-reduction-fund
Draft data collection instruments and technical documentation requested from EPA by AEAStat.
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2023-17202

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