Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
Subpart L – Fluorinated Gas Production
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Proposed and Promulgated Rules
|Federal Register Date||Citation||Action||Description|
|Pending||Pending||Proposed Rule||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.
Prepublication Preamble and Rule (PDF) (70 pp, 488K)
Fact Sheet (PDF) (1 pg, 45K)
|1/15/2014||79 FR 2614||Extension of Comment Period||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 (2 pp, 203K)
|11/29/2013||78 FR 71904||Final Rule||Finalizes amendments that consist of three parts: amendments related to global warming potentials (GWPs), other amendments largely based on feedback from stakeholders, and confidentiality determinations for new or revised data elements.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (79 pp, 935K)
Memo: Table of Final 2013 Revisions to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule (PDF) (132 pp, 1M)
Factsheet (PDF) (2 pp, 37K)
|11/19/2013||78 FR 69337||Proposed Rule||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:
|09/11/2013||78 FR 55994||Proposed Rule||Proposes amended recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and enhanced 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)
|04/05/2013||78 FR 20632||Notice of Data Availability||Makes available for public comment estimated global warming potentials (GWPs) and the analysis supporting them, for several fluorinated GHGs and fluorinated HTFs. Provides a thirty (30) day comment period following publication in the Federal Register. Comments submitted in response to this notice will inform future amendments to Table A-1 to Part 98, adding the GWPs of some or all of the fluorinated GHGs and fluorinated HTFs listed in the notice.
Notice (PDF) (6 pp, 251K)
|04/02/2013||78 FR 19802||Proposed Rule||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)
|08/24/12||77 FR 51477||Final Rule||Addresses concerns raised by reporters and corrects error; 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).
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (19 pp, 462K)
Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 42K)
|05/21/2012||77 FR 29935||Proposed Rule||Amends and clarifies 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.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (19 pp, 420K)
|02/03/2012||77 FR 5514||Notice of Data Availability and Request for Comment||Announces and explains EPA's preliminary determinations regarding the provisional GWPs submitted by two companies for eight fluorinated GHGs for the purposes of the calculations in 40 CFR 98.123(c)(1) (a provision of subpart L).
Notice of Data Availability (PDF) (3 pp, 165K)
|01/10/2012||77 FR 1434||Proposed Rule||Proposes confidentiality determinations for 8 subparts (L, DD, II, QQ, RR, SS, TT, UU) and amendments to Table A-6 in subpart A
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (19 pp, 230K)
|11/29/2011||76 FR 73866||Final Rule||2011 Technical Corrections, Clarifying and Other Amendments.
Final Rule (PDF) (25 pp, 341K)
|08/04/2011||76 FR 47392||Proposed Rule||Proposed Rulemaking – 2011 Technical Corrections, Clarifying and Other Amendments to Certain Provisions of the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
Proposed Rule (PDF) (30 pp, 427K)
|12/01/2010||75 FR 74774||Final Rule||Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases: Additional Sources of Fluorinated Gases
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (89 pp, 1.0M)
|04/12/2010||40 CFR 98.90, 98.120, 98.300, 98.430, 98.450||Proposed Rule||Proposed Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases: Additional Sources of Fluorinated GHGs
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (72 pp, 546K)
|04/10/2009||40 CFR 98.90, 98.120, 98.300, 98.430, 98.450||Original Proposed Rule||Proposed Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule
Rule (PDF) (126 pp, 3.0M)
Preamble (PDF) (161 pp, 3.7M)
- Factsheet (PDF) (2 pp, 49K)
- Technical Support Document: Emissions from Production of Fluorinated Gases (PDF) (65 pp, 382K)
- Response to Comments (PDF) (161 pp, 759K)
- Economic Impact Assessment (PDF) (107 pp, 671K)
- Information Sheet (PDF) (7 pp, 70K)
- Monitoring Checklist (PDF) (4 pp, 59K)
- Optional Form for Request for Extension of Use of Best Available Monitoring Methods (BAMM) (PDF) (7 pp, 108K)