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EPA Issues Final Rule on Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases
In response to the FY2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act (PDF) (613 pp, 1.5MB, About PDF) (H.R. 2764; Public Law 110–161), EPA has issued the Final Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule. The rule requires reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from large direct emitting sources and fossil fuel and industrial GHG suppliers in the United States, and is intended to collect accurate and timely emissions data to inform future policy decisions. The first annual reports for facilities covered by this rule will be for calendar year 2010, and will be submitted to EPA in 2011.
Section KK – Suppliers of Coal is not included in the final rule referenced above. Based on careful review of comments received on the preamble, rule, and technical support documents under proposed 40 CFR part 98, subpart KK, EPA will perform additional analysis and consider alternatives to data collection procedures and methodologies. These alternatives will provide coverage of coal supplied, imported, or exported while concurrently taking into account the industry burden.