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The EPA finalized the confidentiality determinations for certain data elements that are required to be reported under the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule. This action also finalizes amendments to the special rules governing certain information obtained under the Clean Air Act, which authorizes the EPA to release or withhold as confidential reported data under the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule according to the final determinations for such data without taking further procedural steps. This action does not include final confidentiality determinations for data elements that are in the Inputs to Emission Equations' category.
Read the entire Federal Register announcement from May 26, 2011 by clicking on this link.
The confidentiality determinations and amendment to 40 CFR 2.301 will affect entities that must submit annual greenhouse gas (GHG) reports as required under 40 CFR part 98. The Administrator determined that this action is subject to the provisions of Clean Air Act (CAA) section 307(d). See CAA section 307(d)(1)(v) (the provisions of CAA section 307(d) apply to "such other actions as the Administrator may determine''). Part 98 and this action affect fuel and chemical suppliers and direct emitters of greenhouse gases. Affected categories and entities include those listed in Table 1 of the preamble in the Federal Register The list in the preamble is not intended to be exhaustive, but rather to provide a guide for readers regarding facilities and suppliers likely to be affected by this action. Other types of facilities and suppliers not listed in the table may also be subject to reporting requirements.