More Agency Climate Change Adaptation Plans Released for Comment by the Obama Administration

A slew of federal agency climate adaptation plans have been released for public comment. This is a great opportunity to lend your voice to the process and help polish and make these plans more effective. Remember the next step for any plan is to get it implemented. Share your ideas about how to make them useful and used!

Take the first step today by reading the plans you care most about and making a few comments. Tell them what looks good and what needs some tinkering! Each agency has their own comment instructions so make sure you get them to the right people.

Read the Environmental Protection Agency plan, and submit comments through the EPA docket system ( The docket number is EPA-HQ-OA-2012-0247.

Read the Department of Commerce plan and submit comments to:
Robert Tomiak, 
Associate Director
Office of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Programs
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Room 2064
Washington, D.C. 20230

Read the National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) plan and submit comments to:
James Leatherwood
Environmental Management Division
NASA Headquarters, Suite 5E39
Washington, DC 20546 

Read the Department of Energy plan, as an appendix of their 2012 Strategic Sustainability Performance Plan. Public comments on the DOE Climate Change Adaptation Plan will be accepted through April 7, 2013, addressed to:
Jennifer C. MacDonald, Director
DOE Sustainability Performance Office
1000 Independence Avenue SW, 6B-162
Washington, DC 20585

Read the Department of Agriculture (USDA) plan and direct comments by April 8, 2013 to:
William Hohenstein, Director
USDA Climate Change Program Office 

Read the Department of Defense sustainability plan and their Adaptation Roadmap. The general public has 60 days to comment on the Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, which ends on April 9, 2013. To provide comments on the Roadmap, please send them to Dr. John Hall via email at, or mail your comments to:
Dr. John Hall
4800 Mark Center Drive
Suite 17D08
Alexandria, VA 22350-3605
For your convenience, we have provided a comment matrix available in MS Word format here.

Read the Department of Transportation plan and submit written comments citing docket number DOT-OST-2012-0023 not later than 11:59 pm E.T. April 10, 2013, online at or through the mail to:
Docket Management Facility
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
                                    Washington, DC 20590

Read the Department of Interior plan and submit comments by April 12, 2013 to:
                          , or
 Kim Magraw
 Office of Policy Analysis
 1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 3530
 Washington, DC 20240