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The EPA has issued a final rule that extends the deadline for reporting 2010 data under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program to Sept. 30, 2011. The original deadline was March 31, 2011. EPA previously announced its intent to extend the deadline on March 1, 2011.
Under the GHG Reporting Program, entities required to submit data must register with the electronic GHG reporting tool (e-GGRT) no later than 60 days before the reporting deadline. With this reporting deadline extension, the new deadline for registering with e-GGRT is Aug. 1, 2011.
Following conversations with industry and others and in the interest of providing high quality data to the public this year, the EPA is extending this year’s reporting deadline to September 30, 2011. This extension will allow the agency to further test the system that facilities will use to submit data and give industry the opportunity to test the tool, provide feedback, and have sufficient time to become familiar with the tool prior to reporting.
In addition to the nine rulemakings necessary to comply with congressional direction for the program, over the past two years, the EPA has established a public help center that operates through their website and provides mechanisms for stakeholders to get answers from agency experts to detailed technical questions. The EPA also has conducted training sessions with each affected sector and held hundreds of meetings with stakeholders across the country.
EPA’s GHG Reporting Program, launched in October 2009, requires reporting GHG data from large emission sources across a range of industry sectors, as well as suppliers of products that would emit GHGs if released or combusted. The data will help guide policy decisions and the development of future programs which the Agency might implement to reduce these emissions. It will also help industries and businesses find ways to be more efficient and save money.
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