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According to an article published in the June edition of Industrial GHG Solutions magazine, some reporting entities may not have to follow the amendments for the 2010 data collection:
an amendment is proposed for calculating the weight fraction of total calcium
oxide and total magnesium oxide in clinker at cement production facilities.
Because some facilities may have been following this practice already as well
as the method required in the final MRR, facilities will have the option of
using the newly proposed methods for reports submitted to the EPA in 2011."
According to the agency, these proposed changes include additional information to better or more fully understand compliance obligations, corrections to data reporting elements so they more closely conform to the information used to perform emission calculations and other corrections and amendments. All told, the agency proposed amendments for 19 subparts of the rule, including cement production, glass production, HCFC-22 production and HFC-23 destruction, iron and steel production, municipal solid waste landfills.
The agency received six petitions for reconsideration on the 2009 Final MRR. The EPA is still considering these petitions, and the issues raised in the petitions were not discussed or addressed in the action. The agency expects to have all final changes to the rule by the end of the year; since 2010 reports are not due until March 2011, the EPA plans to require reporters to implement the amendments for the 2010 reporting year.
Comments on the proposed changes must be received by the EPA by July 30. The agency will not hold a public hearing on the proposed amendments unless one is requested. If requested, a hearing will be scheduled for June 30.
SOURCES: Federal Register, Industrial GHG Solutions website