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Subpart I – Electronics Manufacturing

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Rule Information

Latest Developments

On August 16, 2013, the Administrator signed a final rule amending the calculation and monitoring methodologies for subpart I, Electronics Manufacturing, of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. Changes include revising certain calculation methods and adding a new method, amending data reporting requirements, and clarifying terms and definitions. This action also finalizes confidentiality determinations for the reporting of the new and revised data elements being finalized in this rule.  Many of these changes are in response to stakeholder feedback on specific aspects of subpart I. This final rule also amends subpart A, General Provisions, to correspond with the changes to the reporting requirements in subpart I.

Proposed and Promulgated Rules

40 CFR part 98.90
Federal Register Date Citation Action Description
07/31/2014 79 FR 44332 Proposed Rule Proposes to establish chemical-specific and default global warming potentials (GWPs) for fluorinated greenhouse gases (GHGs) and fluorinated heat transfer fluids (HTFs) that are reported to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) but that do not currently have GWPs under the Program. This would ensure that the atmospheric impacts of all fluorinated GHGs and HTFs are reflected in calculations and reporting under the GHGRP.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (21 pp, 370K)
Fact Sheet (PDF) (1 pg, 45K)
11/29/2013 78 FR 71904 Final Rule Finalizes amendments that consist of three parts: amendments related to global warming potentials (GWPs), other amendments largely based on feedback from stakeholders, and confidentiality determinations for new or revised data elements.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (79 pp, 935K) Exit EPA disclaimer
Memo: Table of Final 2013 Revisions to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule (PDF) (132 pp, 1M)
Factsheet (PDF) (2 pp, 37K)
11/13/2013 78 FR 68162 Final Rule Amends the calculation and monitoring methodologies for subpart I, Electronics Manufacturing. Changes include revising certain calculation methods and adding a new method, amending data reporting requirements, and clarifying terms and definitions. Finalizes confidentiality determinations for the reporting of the new and revised data elements being finalized in this rule. Many of these changes are in response to stakeholder feedback on specific aspects of subpart I.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (78 pp, 2M)
Fact Sheet (PDF) (3 pp, 50K)
Webinar on Final Rule (PDF) (39 pp, 3.5M)
Webinar on Stack Testing Method (PDF) (24 pp, 2.2M)
04/05/2013 78 FR 20632 Notice of Data Availability Makes available for public comment estimated global warming potentials (GWPs) and the analysis supporting them, for several fluorinated GHGs and fluorinated HTFs. Provides a thirty (30) day comment period following publication in the Federal Register. Comments submitted in response to this notice will inform future amendments to Table A-1 to Part 98, adding the GWPs of some or all of the fluorinated GHGs and fluorinated HTFs listed in the notice.
Notice (PDF) (6 pp, 251K)
11/20/2012 77 FR 69585 Notice Announces an extension of the public comment period for subpart I (Electronics Manufacturing) until January 16, 2013 and that additional documentation on the proposed amendments and confidentiality determinations for subpart I is available in the docket.
Notice; extension of public comment period (PDF) (2 pp, 201K)
10/16/2012 77 FR 63538 Proposed Rule Proposes amending calculation and monitoring methodologies for Subpart I, Electronics Manufacturing. Also proposes confidentiality determinations for reporting of the new and revised data elements under the proposed amendments to subpart I. Many of these proposed actions are in response to a petition to reconsider specific aspects of subpart I.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (65 pp, 794K)
Subpart I Amendments Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 45K)
08/24/12 77 FR 51477 Final Rule Addresses concerns raised by reporters and corrects error; provides greater clarity and flexibility to facilities subject to subparts A (General Provisions), I (Electronics Manufacturing), L (Fluorinated Gas Producers), W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems), and TT (Industrial Waste Landfills).
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (19 pp, 462K)
Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 42K)
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08/13/2012 77 FR 48072 Final Rule Finalizes confidentiality determinations for most data elements to be reported under nine subparts; defers the deadline for reporting certain recently added data elements that are inputs to emission equations in three subparts; finalizes amendments to Electronics Manufacturing (subpart I) to remove the requirement for a facility to recalculate the previous reporting years’ emissions and resubmit them to EPA where use of BAMM is allowed.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (88 pp, 287K)
Fact Sheet: Final Confidentiality Determinations for Nine Subparts and Amendments to Subparts A and I (PDF) (3 pp, 44K)
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05/21/2012 77 FR 29935 Proposed Rule Amends and clarifies certain terms and provisions within Subpart A (General Provisions); Subpart L (Fluorinated Gas Producers); Subpart W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems); and Subpart TT (Industrial Waste Landfills) to clarify rule provisions, modify specific provisions to address concerns raised by reporters, and correct errors.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (19 pp, 420K)
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02/22/2012 77 FR 10373 Final Rule Finalizes amendments to the definition of fluorinated heat transfer fluids and to the provisions to estimate and report emissions from fluorinated heat transfer fluids.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (9 pp, 184K)
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02/22/2012 77 FR 10434 Proposed Rule Re-proposes confidentiality determinations for the data elements in subpart I and proposes amendments to subpart I regarding calculation and reporting of emissions from facilities using BAMM.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (17 pp, 212K)
Fact Sheet (PDF) (3 pp, 56K)
11/29/2011 76 FR 73866 Final Rule Corrects technical and editorial errors, clarify compliance obligations, correct data reporting elements, and make other changes to subparts A, W, FF, II, OO, RR, and TT.
Final Rule (PDF) (25 pp, 341K)
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10/04/2011 76 FR 61293 Extension of Public Comment Period Extends public comment period for proposed technical revisions and clarifications to subparts A, I, and W.
Notice (PDF) (2 pp, 152K)
09/27/2011 76 FR 59542 Final Rule Electronics Manufacturing (Subpart I): Amends calculation methodologies to afford flexibility to certain manufacturers.
Preamble and Rule (10 pp, 185K)
09/09/2011 76 FR 56010 Proposed Rule Would provide corrections and clarification on existing requirements, increase flexibility on calculation methodologies, amend data reporting requirements, and clarify terms and definitions for subparts A, I, and W.
Proposed Rule (PDF) (42 pp, 437K)
Fact Sheet (PDF) (3 pp, 43K)
08/04/2011 76 FR 47392 Proposed Rule Would correct technical and editorial errors, clarify compliance obligations, correct data reporting elements, and make other changes to subparts A, W, FF, II, OO, RR, and TT.
Proposed Rule (PDF) (30 pp, 427K)
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06/22/2011 76 FR 36339 Final Rule Electronics Manufacturing (Subpart I): Extends three deadlines related to using Best Available Monitoring Methods (BAMM) from June 30, 2011 to September 30, 2011.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (4 pp, 194K)
06/22/2011 76 FR 36472 Proposed Rule Electronics Manufacturing (Subpart I): Would allow the largest semiconductor facilities the option to calculate emissions using default emission factors in Subpart I, instead of recipe-specific emission factors for the plasma etching process type in reporting years 2011 and 2012.
Proposed Rule (PDF) (8 pp, 217K)
12/01/2010 75 FR 74774 Final Rule Finalizes the mandatory reporting of subparts I and four other subparts for Reporting Year 2011.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (89 pp, 1M)
Technical Support Document (PDF) (61 pp, 865K)
Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 49K)
Economic Impact Analysis (PDF) (107 pp, 671K)
Response to Comments (PDF) (126 pp, 519K)
05/13/2010 75 FR 26904 Notice of Data Availability Notice to inform public of a document that describes draft default emissions factors for refined semiconductor manufacturing processes.
Notice (PDF) (3 pp, 56K)
04/12/2010 75 FR 18652 Proposed Rule Would initiate the mandatory reporting of five source categories concerning fluorinated gases for Reporting Year 2011. These comprise subparts I, L, DD, QQ, SS.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (72 pp, 546K)
04/10/2009 74 FR 16448 Proposed Rule Would initiate the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program by requiring the reporting of GHG data and information from large sources and suppliers in the United States.
Rule (PDF) (126 pp, 3M)
Preamble (PDF) (161 pp, 3.7M)

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