Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program
Subpart QQ – Imports and Exports of Equipment Pre-charged with Fluorinated GHGs or Containing Fluorinated GHGs in Closed-cell Foams
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March 1, 2013
EPA proposed amendments to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) that affect this subpart. The amendments consist of three parts: Minor Technical Amendments, Amendments Related to Global Warming Potentials (GWPs), and Confidentiality Determinations for new or revised data elements. More information »
December 17, 2012
EPA has evaluated (PDF) (34 pp, 297K) inputs whose reporting deadline was deferred until 2013 following the process that was outlined in the final inputs deferral rule, and does not plan to take further action regarding the 2013 inputs. Therefore, inputs to equations whose reporting was deferred until 2013 must be reported to EPA by April 1, 2013, for reporting years 2010, 2011, and 2012 as applicable. The 2013 inputs will be reported as part of the RY 2012 reporting process. More info (PDF) » 3 pp, 48K)
 76 FR 53057 published 8/25/11, p.53061
 Because March 31, 2013 falls on a weekend, the deadline is moved to the next business day which is April 1, 2013.
 Facilities should have this information for prior years because inputs to equations are required to be kept as recordkeeping (see 40 CFR Part 98.3).
Proposed and Promulgated Rules
|Federal Register Date||Citation||Action||Description|
|04/02/2013||78 FR 19802||Proposed Rule||Proposal to amend the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP), including technical amendments, amendments related to global warming potentials (GWPs), and confidentiality determinations for new or revised data elements.
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (77 pp, 911K)
Fact Sheet (PDF) (2 pp, 52K)
Memorandum (PDF) (115 pp, 1M)
Correction to Proposed Rule (2 pp, 255K)
|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)
|01/10/2012||77 FR 1434||Proposed Rule||Proposes confidentiality determinations for 8 subparts (L, DD, II, QQ, RR, SS, TT, UU) and amendments to Table A-6 in subpart A
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (19 pp, 230K)
|11/29/2011||76 FR 73866||Final Rule||2011 Technical Corrections, Clarifying and Other Amendments.
Final Rule (PDF) (25 pp, 341K)
|08/04/2011||76 FR 47392||Proposed Rule||Proposed Rulemaking – 2011 Technical Corrections, Clarifying and Other Amendments to Certain Provisions of the Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
Proposed Rule (PDF) (30 pp, 427K)
|12/01/2010||75 FR 74774||Final Rule||Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases: Additional Sources of Fluorinated Gases
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (89 pp, 1.0M)
|04/12/2010||40 CFR 98.90, 98.120, 98.300, 98.430, 98.450||Proposed Rule||Proposed Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases: Additional Sources of Fluorinated GHGs
Preamble and Rule (PDF) (72 pp, 546K)
|04/10/2009||40 CFR 98.90, 98.120, 98.300, 98.430, 98.450||Original Proposed Rule||Proposed Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule
Rule (PDF) (126 pp, 3.0M)
Preamble (PDF) (161 pp, 3.7M)
- Proposed Confidentiality Determinations Factsheet (PDF) (2 pp, 50K)
- Factsheet (PDF) (2 pp, 49K)
- Technical Support Document: Imports and Exports of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (GHGs), N2O, and CO2 in Products (PDF) (10 pp, 104K)
- Response to Comments (PDF) (11 pp, 47K)
- Economic Impact Assessment (PDF) (107 pp, 671K)
- Information Sheet (PDF) (3 pp, 49K)
- Monitoring Checklist (PDF) (2 pp, 43K)
- Slides from January 17, 2012 Webinar (PDF) (34 pp, 276K)