Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
February 20, 2013
EPA proposes technical corrections. More information.
February 7, 2013
The EPA Administrator signed a direct final action revising the deadline by which owners or operators of facilities subject to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems Source Category of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule (40 CFR Part 98) must submit requests for use of best available monitoring methods (BAMM) to the Administrator. More specifically, this action amends the September 30 deadline for submitting BAMM requests to June 30 of each year prior to the reporting year for which use of BAMM is sought. This revision does not change any other requirements for owners or operators that are outlined in the BAMM rule provisions. More information.
February 1, 2013
One new webinar on the updates and changes to the e-GGRT reporting system. More information.
January 17, 2013
e-GGRT webinars on RY2012 reporting set for Underground Coal Mines (Subpart FF), Suppliers of Petroleum Products (Subpart MM), Municipal Landfills (Subpart HH), Industrial Wastewater Treatment (Subpart II), and Industrial Waste Landfills (Subpart TT).
December 18, 2012
Two new webinars scheduled for subpart MM reporters on registering in e-GGRT and using e-GGRT forms. More information.
December 17, 2012
EPA has evaluated (PDF) (34 pp, 297K) inputs whose reporting deadline was deferred until 2013 following the process that was outlined in the final inputs deferral rule, and does not plan to take further action regarding the 2013 inputs. Therefore, inputs to equations whose reporting was deferred until 2013 must be reported to EPA by April 1, 2013, for reporting years 2010, 2011, and 2012 as applicable. The 2013 inputs will be reported as part of the RY 2012 reporting process. More info (PDF) » 3 pp, 48K)
 76 FR 53057 published 8/25/11, p.53061
 Because March 31, 2013 falls on a weekend, the deadline is moved to the next business day which is April 1, 2013.
 Facilities should have this information for prior years because inputs to equations are required to be kept as recordkeeping (see 40 CFR Part 98.3).
December 6, 2012
Reporters submitting subparts LL (Suppliers of Coal-Based Liquids) and MM (Suppliers of Petroleum Products) will report their Greenhouse Gas emissions information directly to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) starting with Reporting Year (RY) 2012 using e-GGRT. Re-submissions of RY2010 and RY2011 reports will be handled through the DCFUELs application until January 25, 2013. After this data all reports and re-submissions of past year data must be handled through e-GGRT. For more information (PDF). (2 pp, 55K)
On August 31, the Administrator signed a proposal to amend the calculation and monitoring methodologies for subpart I, Electronics Manufacturing. Proposed changes include revising certain calculation methods and adding a new method, amending data reporting requirements, and clarifying terms and definitions. This action also proposes confidentiality determinations for the reporting of the new and revised data elements under the proposed amendments to subpart I. Many of these proposed actions are in response to a petition to reconsider specific aspects of subpart. This notice also proposes amendments to subpart A, General Provisions, to reflect proposed changes to the reporting requirements in subpart I. More information.
August 3, 2012
The EPA Administrator signed Technical Corrections to address concerns raised by reporters and to correct errors. The final amendment provides greater clarity and flexibility to facilities subject to subparts A (General Provisions), I (Electronics Manufacturing), L (Fluorinated Gas Producers), W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems), and TT (Industrial Waste Landfills). More information.
August 2, 2012
The EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson signed confidentiality determinations for most data elements to be reported under nine subparts of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program [I (Electronics Manufacturing), W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems), DD (Electrical Transmission and Distribution Equipment Use), II (Industrial Wastewater Treatment), QQ (Importers and Exporters of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Contained in Pre-charged Equipment or Closed-cell Foams), RR (Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide), SS (Electrical Equipment Manufacture or Refurbishment), TT (Industrial Waste Landfills), and UU (Injection of Carbon Dioxide)]. This action also defers the deadline for reporting certain recently added data elements that are inputs to emission equations in three subparts (W-Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems, FF-Underground Coal Mines; TT-Industrial Waste Landfills), and finalizes amendments to subpart I (Electronics Manufacturing) to remove the requirement for a facility to recalculate the previous reporting years’ emissions and resubmit them to EPA where the use of best available monitoring methods (BAMM) is allowed. This action is the final rule for proposals published on January 10, February 22, and February 24, 2012. More information.
May 11, 2012
U.S. EPA proposed to make revisions and clarifications to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to facilitate implementation of the GHGRP. EPA is amending and clarifying certain terms and provisions within Subpart A (General Provisions); Subpart L (Fluorinated Gas Producers); Subpart W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems); and Subpart TT (Industrial Waste Landfills) to clarify rule provisions, modify specific provisions to address concerns raised by reporters, and correct errors. The minor amendment to subpart A aligns the definition of heat transfer fluids found in subpart I (Electronics Manufacturing) with the annual emissions reporting requirements in subpart A. The proposed amendments are not anticipated to place additional requirements on reporters and do not significantly change the monitoring and calculation methodologies. Corrections and clarifications made in this action will be helpful to owners and operators of facilities subject to the upcoming September 28, 2012 reporting deadline. More Technical Correction Information.
April 16, 2012
EPA released an interactive training presentation covering the general requirements of the GHGRP. Intended for all audiences, the online training is enhanced with voiceover narration, and comprises five informational modules:
- Introduction to the Rule
- Reporting, Monitoring, and Recordkeeping Requirements
- Subpart HH: Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Additional modules covering stationary fuel combustion (subpart C) and electricity generation (subpart D) are coming soon. Computer speaker or headphones are necessary to use the narration function; a downloadable PDF of the presentation is also available. More Training and Testing Opportunities.
March 19, 2012
EPA extended the comment period until April 9, 2012 for a proposal to determine which data elements reported under subpart W of Part 98 would or would not be entitled to confidential treatment under the Clean Air Act (CAA). More Confidential Business Information.
February 24, 2012
EPA issued a proposal to determine which data elements reported under subpart W of Part 98 would or would not be entitled to confidential treatment under the Clean Air Act (CAA). These data elements will be reported to EPA for the first time in September 2012. In addition, this action proposes to defer the deadline for reporting some recently added subpart W data reporting elements that are “inputs to emission equations” until 2015. More Confidential Business Information.
February 22, 2012
EPA updated the GHGRP data publication tool to reflect revised data submitted by facilities in the December 17th February 10th time frame . EPA also made other improvements to the data publication tool, including adding features to perform new queries of the data.
In addition, two new GHGRP data sets are being released and may be found on the GHGRP data page. The first data set includes non confidential data elements provided by reporters and is available in XML format. The types of data elements provided in this file include methods used by the facilities to estimate their emissions, unit level data (if this data is non-confidential) and other facility-specific data. The second file contains the name and location of each facility’s highest-level United States parent company or companies, as reported to EPA.
A description of the changes made to the publication tool since its original launch in January is available on the Release Notes page.
February 22, 2012
EPA issued a proposal to determine which data elements reported under subpart I of Part 98 would or would not be entitled to confidential treatment under the Clean Air Act (CAA). These data elements will be reported to EPA for the first time in September 2012. In addition, this action proposes to amend subpart I to remove the requirement that facilities that use best available monitoring methods (BAMM) recalculate the previous reporting years’ emissions and resubmit them to EPA. More Resources by Subpart Information.
February 22, 2012
EPA also issued a final action to amend the Electronics Manufacturing source category of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, part 98. More specifically, EPA finalized amendments to the definition of fluorinated heat transfer fluids (HTFs) and to the provisions to estimate and report emissions from HTFs. EPA is finalizing these changes to reflect the Agency’s intent to cover all fluorocarbons (except for ozone depleting substances regulated under EPA’s Stratospheric Protection Regulations at 40 CFR Part 82) that can enter the atmosphere under the conditions in which HTFs are used in the electronics manufacturing industry. More Resources by Subpart Information.