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Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Public comments on Draft Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2015

On February 15, 2017, per an announcement in the Federal Register (FR) [FRL 9959-29-OAR], EPA released a public review draft of the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2015 (GHG Inventory).

EPA has published an inventory of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions each year since 1993. Each February, EPA releases a public review draft of the GHG Inventory, prior to finalizing the report by April 15. EPA opens a public comment period for 30 days after release of the public review draft to request recommendations for improving the overall quality of upcoming GHG Inventory report, as well as subsequent reports.

To learn more about the GHG Inventory and read the final report, visit:

Below are the comments EPA received on the public review draft of the 1990-2015 GHG Inventory report. EPA has reviewed these comments and has responded within the relevant sections of the Inventory report, where applicable. In addition, EPA has compiled responses to all all technical comments on methods and data used in developing the annual GHG Inventory, also posted below.

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