EPA's FINAL RULE FOR GHG REPORTING
U.S. EPA's New Rule Requires Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting
On September 22, 2009 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule. This rule establishes mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements for owners and operators of facilities and suppliers within specified categories. To learn more, click here.
Does this apply to my operations?
Suppliers of fossil fuels or industrial greenhouse gases, manufacturers of vehicles and engines, and facilities that emit 25,000 metric tons or more per year of GHG emissions are required to submit annual reports to the EPA directly. Also, all entities within specified categories (as defined in the EPA’s final rule) must report, even if they do not exceed the threshold of 25,000 metric tons of GHG emissions. An estimated 10,000 facilities in the U.S. will fall under the new rule.
Your entity may need to calculate its GHG emissions to confirm whether or not the reporting requirement applies to your facility.
When does this become effective?
The first annual reports covering calendar year 2010, must be submitted to EPA by March 31, 2011. If your operations fall under the rule, it is important you have the systems in place to collect and record needed data on January 1, 2010.
Bureau Veritas’ Climate Change Experts Can Help!
Our team has extensive experience with GHG reporting and sustainability planning. We understand the requirements of the EPA reporting system, and how it compares to other GHG programs.
If you have questions about the new reporting system, applicability to your facility, or want to learn more about getting started, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 888.357.7020.
For more information, visit the EPA website http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html.
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