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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
Proposes amendments to subpart W of the GHGRP that would add reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from gathering and boosting systems, completions and workovers of oil wells using hydraulic fracturing, and blowdowns of natural gas transmission pipelines. Also proposes reporting of well identification numbers for onshore petroleum and natural gas production and proposes confidentiality determinations for new data elements contained in this proposal.

Prepublication preamble and rule (PDF) (136 pp, 529K)
Fact sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 38K)
Pending EPA–HQ–OAR–2014-0831 None unless requested
Proposes to establish chemical-specific and default global warming potentials (GWPs) for fluorinated greenhouse gases (GHGs) and fluorinated heat transfer fluids (HTFs) that are reported to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) but that do not currently have GWPs under the Program. This would ensure that the atmospheric impacts of all fluorinated GHGs and HTFs are reflected in calculations and reporting under the GHGRP.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (21 pp, 370K)
Fact Sheet (PDF) (1 pg, 45K)
07/31/2014 EPA–HQ–OAR–2009–0927 None unless requested.
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 EPA–HQ–OAR–2011–0512 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.

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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