EPA Finalizes GHG Reporting System

On January 1, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will, for the first time, require large emitters of heat-trapping emissions to begin collecting greenhouse gas (GHG) data under a new reporting system. This new program will cover approximately 85 percent of the nation’s GHG emissions and apply to roughly 10,000 facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more of carbon dioxide equivalent per year. The first annual reports for the largest emitting facilities, covering calendar year 2010, will be submitted to EPA in 2011. Some source categories included in the proposed rule are still under review.

More information on the reporting system and requirements are available at www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html.

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