Thursday, March 17, 2011

EPA Issues Extension to Greenhouse Gas Reporting Deadline

On October 30, 2009, EPA finalized annual reporting requirements of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) for large emissions sources in the United States and U.S. suppliers of products that would emit GHGs if released or combusted.  It is anticipated that the data collected will help guide policy decisions and the development of future programs which the EPA might implement to reduce these emissions.  The original deadline for reporting 2010 data was March 31, 2011.  EPA is now extending the reporting deadline for 2010 GHG data pursuant to September 30, 2011. 

According to the EPA, the extension is to allow adequate time for the testing of EPA’s new online GHG reporting tool (e-GGRT) that facilities will use to submit data.  The deadline for registering with e-GGRT has also been extended to August 1, 2011.  The EPA makes clear that the action does not change the data that must be reported or the deadline for future years.

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