EPA Extends GHG Reporting Deadline

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline for reporting 2010 data under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program to September 30, 2011. The original deadline was March 31, 2011.

Under the GHG Reporting Program, entities required to submit data must register with the electronic GHG reporting tool (e-GGRT) no later than 60 days before the reporting deadline. With this extension, the new deadline for registering with e-GGRT is August 1, 2011.

EPA extended this year’s reporting deadline following conversations with industry. The extension will allow the agency to further test the system that facilities will use to submit data and give industry the opportunity to test the tool, provide feedback, and have sufficient time to become familiar with the tool prior to reporting.

EPA’s GHG Reporting Program, launched in October 2009, requires the reporting of GHG data from large emission sources across a range of industry sectors, as well as suppliers of products that would emit GHGs if released or combusted. The data will help guide policy decisions and development of future programs that the agency might implement to reduce these emissions. It will also help industries and businesses find ways to be more efficient and save money.

For more information on these actions, log on to www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/extension.html.

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