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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program

Proposed Rules

Proposed Rule Information

Active rule proposals are listed in the table below.

Proposal Federal Register Date Docket Number Public Hearing
Amends subpart W of the GHGRP, including revisions to certain calculation methods, monitoring and data reporting requirements, terms and definitions, and corrects technical and editorial errors. Also proposes confidentiality determinations for new or substantially revised data elements contained in these proposed amendments, and proposes a revised confidentiality determination for one existing data element.
Preamble and rule (PDF) (68 pp, 937K)
Fact sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 37K)
03/10/2014 79 FR 13394 None unless requested.
Extends the public comment period for the proposed rule titled Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: Amendments and Confidentiality Determinations for Fluorinated Gas Production (subpart L). The public comment period started on November 19, 2013. This notice announces the extension of the deadline for public comment from January 21, 2014 to February 20, 2014. Comments must be received on or before February 20, 2014. Notice (PDF) (2 pp, 102K) 01/15/2014 EPA–HQ–OAR–2009–0927 None
Proposes amendments to reduce the level of detail in which emissions would be reported, remove the mass-balance method from the rule, clarify the emission factor method, and revise the set of default global warming potentials (GWPs) used by subpart L reporters to calculate and report their carbon-dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions. Also proposes confidentiality determinations for the reporting of the new and substantially revised data elements.
Proposed Rule (24 pp., 400K)
Factsheet (PDF) (3 pp., 42K)
Redline Strikeout of Proposed Changes to Subpart L (PDF) (46 pp., 552K): This redline strikeout document represents the combined changes proposed to the subpart L regulatory text in two proposed actions:
  • Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program: Proposed Amendments and Confidentiality Determinations for Fluorinated Gas Production (This proposed rule.)
  • Revisions to Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, and Proposed Confidentiality Determinations under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (Proposed Inputs rule.)
11/19/2013 EPA–HQ–OAR–2009–0927 Not requested.
Extends the comment period on the proposed “Revisions to Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements, and Proposed Confidentiality Determinations Under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program” until November 26, 2013.
Notice (PDF) (2 pp, 202K)
11/6/2013 EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0929  
Proposal to amend recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and enhance verification procedures for certain reporters in 24 GHGRP subparts.  Proposed changes would address concerns that public disclosure of certain data elements that are inputs to the equations used to calculate emissions and deferred from reporting until 2015 would reveal business sensitive information and maintain EPA’s ability to verify emissions, and ensure compliance.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (31pp., 550K)
Fact Sheet (PDF) (3 pp., 41K)
Memorandum: List of ‘Inputs to Equations’ Data Elements Proposed Not To Be Reported (PDF) (39 pp., 294K)
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09/11/2013 EPA–HQ–OAR–2010–0929 Not requested.
Proposal to amend the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP), including technical amendments, amendments related to global warming potentials (GWPs), and confidentiality determinations for new or revised data elements.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (77 pp, 911K)
Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 52K)
Memorandum (PDF) (115 pp, 1M)
Correction to Proposed Rule (2 pp, 255K)
04/02/2013 EPA-HQ-OAR-2012-0934 Not requested.

To submit comments on a proposed rule through regulations.gov, please click on the appropriate docket number. The first page of each proposal preamble also provides alternate methods of supplying comments.

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