EPA Opens Comment Period for Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
Friday, 28 May 2010
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires 31 industries, which cover 85 percent of the total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, to track and report their emissions beginning in 2010 through the Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Rule. “Gathering this information is the first step toward reducing greenhouse emissions and fostering innovative technologies for the clean energy future,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. In March, the U.S. EPA announced they are expanding the scope of their GHG mandatory reporting rule to include more of the oil and natural gas sector, large fluorinated gases emitting sources and carbon sequestration. These sources would be required to track their emissions beginning in 2011. Public comment is currently open on this proposed rule expansion and the EPA will be holding web-based training and Q&A sessions. Unsure whether your business is required to disclose its greenhouse gas emissions? Contact us to learn more about your carbon footprint and to implement a plan to quantify and reduce it.