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The EPA is officially proposing amending the calculation and monitoring methodologies for the Electronics Manufacturing of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule.
Proposed changes include revising certain calculation methods and adding a new method, amending data reporting requirements, and clarifying terms and definitions. This action also proposes confidentiality determinations for the reporting of the new and revised data elements.
Many of these proposed actions are in response to a petition to reconsider specific aspects of EPA regulations. Additionally, the agency also proposes amendments to the General Provisions of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to reflect proposed changes to the reporting requirements for the Electronics Manufacturing sector.
Comments must be received on or before Dec. 17, 2012. The EPA does not plan to conduct a public hearing unless requested. To request a hearing, please contact the EPA by Oct. 23, 2012. Upon such request, the EPA will hold the hearing on Oct. 31, 2012 in the Washington, DC area starting at 9 a.m., EST. The EPA will provide further information about the hearing on its Web page if a hearing is requested.
This proposal affects entities that are required to submit annual greenhouse gas (GHG) reports under subpart I of 40 CFR part 98 (“Part 98”). The Administrator determined that this action is subject to the provisions of Clean Air Act (CAA) section 307(d). This action affects owners and operators of electronics manufacturing facilities. Some examples of affected facilities:
- Microcomputers manufacturing facilities;
- Semiconductor, photovoltaic (solid-state) device manufacturing facilities;
- Liquid crystal display unit screens manufacturing facilities;
- Micro-electro-mechanical systems manufacturing facilities.