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EPA: Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases

Federal Register, October 30, 2009, Page 56259-56519

Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Action

Final rule

Summary

EPA is promulgating a regulation to require reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors of the economy. The final rule applies to fossil fuel suppliers and industrial gas suppliers, direct greenhouse gas emitters and manufacturers of heavy-duty and off-road vehicles and engines. The rule does not require control of greenhouse gases, rather it requires only that sources above certain threshold levels monitor and report emissions.

Dates

The final rule is effective on December 29, 2009. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of December 29, 2009.

Addresses

EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0508. All documents in the docket are listed on the www.regulations.gov Web site. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, e.g., confidential business information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the Internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through www.regulations.gov or in hard copy at EPA's Docket Center, Public Reading Room, EPA West Building, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. This Docket Facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. The telephone number for the Public Reading Room is (202) 566-1744, and the telephone number for the Air Docket is (202) 566-1742.

Further Information

Carole Cook, Climate Change Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs (MC-6207J), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number: (202) 343-9263; fax number: (202) 343-2342; e-mail address: GHGReportingRule@epa.gov. For technical information and implementation materials, please go to the Web site www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html. You may also contact the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule Hotline at telephone number: (877) 444-1188; or e-mail: ghgmrr@epa.gov.

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