The Environmental Protection Agency is postponing the deadline for sources to report 2010 greenhouse gas emissions until Sept. 30, the agency said March 17.
The agency said the deadline delay will give it more time to test its electronic data submission system. EPA also said the delay will “give industry the opportunity to test the tool, provide feedback, and have sufficient time to become familiar with the tool prior to reporting.”
The extended deadline is included in a final rule released by the agency; it has not yet been published in the Federal Register. The original deadline was March 31.
Possible affected industries include chemical, adipic acid, ammonia, chlorodifluoromethane, nitric acid, phosphoric acid, natural gas, and industrial gas manufacturers, EPA said.
EPA issued a final rule in October 2009 on economywide greenhouse gas emissions reporting, which applies to sources that emit more than 25,000 metric tons annually of carbon dioxide-equivalent greenhouse gases. About 10,000 facilities covered by the rule had to begin measuring emissions Jan. 1, 2010 (74 Fed. Reg. 56,260).
EPA said it is extending the deadline “in the interest of providing high quality data to the public this year.”
The agency announced March 1 that it was extending the deadline indefinitely.
Emissions reporting will be done through an online system called the Electronic Greenhouse Gas Reporting Tool (e-GGRT). Sources will have until Aug. 1 to register with e-GGRT, 60 days before the Sept. 30 deadline.
The deadline extension does not change requirements for reporting data. In future years, the reporting deadline will be March 31.
EPA plans to make the data public by the end of the year.
The final rule is available at http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/downloads11/documents/extension-prepublication.pdf.
For more information, contact Carole Cook of EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs at (202) 343-9263 or by e-mail at GHGReportingRule@EPA.gov.
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