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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP)

Historical Rulemakings

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Listing of Federal Register notices and links to more information for each rulemaking action related to EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program.

Federal Register Rulemaking Notices
Federal Register Date Citation Action Description First reporting year impacted
12/09/2016 81 FR 89188 Final Rule Revises 29 subparts to streamline implementation, improve data quality, provide flexibility, and clarify the rule. Establishes confidentiality determinations for new or substantially revised data elements. Final action in response to a Petition for Reconsideration.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (87 pp, 801K)
Response to Comments
Final Rule Fact Sheet
Memo: Table of Final 2015 Revisions to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF)(91 pp, 890K)
2016
2017
2018
(Varies depending on subpart)
11/30/2016 81 FR 86490 Final Rule Revises subpart W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems) to add new monitoring methods consistent with the New Source Performance Standard for the oil and gas industry. Also finalizes emission factors for leaking equipment, and establishes confidentiality determinations for new or substantially revised data elements.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (30 pp, 393K)
Response to Comments
Final Rule Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (20 pp, 352K)
2017
05/25/2016 81 FR 33219 Notice (Information Collection Request Renewal) Solicits public comment on EPA’s request to renew the GHGRP Information Collection Request (ICR).
Notice (PDF) (2 pp, 210K)
Response to Comments
Notice of ICR Renewal Request (PDF) (3 pp, 219K)
N/A
10/22/2015 80 FR 64262 Final Rule Amends subpart W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems) to establish first-time reporting requirements for onshore petroleum and natural gas gathering and boosting activities, onshore natural gas transmission pipelines, completions and workovers of oil wells with hydraulic fracturing, and well identification numbers. Establishes confidentiality determinations for new data elements.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (38 pp, 562K)
Response to Comments
Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (136 pp, 529K)
2016
12/11/2014 79 FR 73750 Final Rule Adds chemical-specific and default global warming potentials (GWPs) for fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-GHGs) and fluorinated heat transfer fluids (F-HTFs) to the general provisions of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, makes conforming changes to subpart I (Electronics Manufacturing) and subpart L (Fluorinated Gas Production), amends certain provisions of subpart L, and establishes confidentiality determinations for certain reporting requirements of subpart L.
Correction Notice (PDF) (1 p, 230K)
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (48 pp, 796K)
Response to Comments
Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (01/10/2012) (19 pp, 222K)
Proposed Preamble and Rule (09/11/2013) (PDF) (31 pp, 550K)
Proposed Rule (11/19/2013) (PDF) (24 pp, 400K)
Proposed Preamble and Rule (7/31/2014) (PDF) (21 pp, 370K)
Notice of Data Availability (PDF) (6 pp, 251K)
2014
11/25/2014 79 FR 70352 Final Rule Amends subpart W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems) and subpart A (General Provisions) to revise certain calculation methods, monitoring and data reporting requirements, and terms and definitions. Establishes confidentiality determinations for new or substantially revised data elements.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (75 pp, 1MB)
Response to Comments
Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (68 pp, 937K)
2015
10/24/2014 79 FR 63750 Final Rule Amends reporting and recordkeeping requirements and establishes an alternative electronic verification approach for 23 subparts to address concerns regarding public disclosure of business sensitive information while maintaining EPA’s ability to verify emissions and ensure compliance.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (51 pp, 633K)
Response to Comments
Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (31 pp, 550K)
Memorandum: List of ‘Inputs to Equations’ Data Elements Not To Be Reported
More Information
2014
06/09/2014 79 FR 32948 Notice Provides notice of EPA’s intent to publish aggregated versions of certain data collected under the GHGRP, including totals, averages, and other aggregated versions of data. The data that EPA intends to aggregate were previously determined to be confidential business information in their original, non-aggregated form. This notice describes the criteria used to determine whether confidential data are sufficiently aggregated such that publishing them would provide useful information while protecting the data that are entitled to confidentiality protection. Notice (PDF) (6 pp, 225K)
Memo: Publication of Aggregated Greenhouse Gas Data
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11/29/2013 78 FR 71904 Final Rule Updates global warming potentials (GWPs) to reflect IPCC AR4 values, and amends 27 subparts to improve and clarify reporting requirements. Establishes confidentiality determinations for new and revised data elements.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (79 pp, 935K)
Correction Notice (PDF) (2 pp, 248K)
Response to Comments
Fact Sheet
Memo: Table of Final 2013 Revisions to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (77 pp, 909K)
2014
11/13/2013 78 FR 68162 Final Rule Amends the calculation and monitoring methodologies for subpart I (Electronics Manufacturing). Makes harmonizing changes to subpart A (General Provisions). Establishes confidentiality determinations for new and revised data elements.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (78 pp, 2MB)
Response to Comments
Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (65 pp, 794K)
More Information
2014
05/01/2013 78 FR 25392 Final Rule Revises the deadline by which owners or operators of facilities subject to subpart W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems) must submit requests for use of best available monitoring methods (BAMM).
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (5 pp, 255K)
Fact Sheet
Response to Comments
Direct Final Rule (PDF)* (2 pp, 203K)
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (2 pp, 203K)
*The direct final rule received adverse comment and was subsequently withdrawn.
2014
11/27/2012 77 FR 70749 Notice
(Information Collection Request Renewal)
Solicits public comment on EPA’s request to renew the GHGRP Information Collection Request (ICR).
Notice (PDF) (2 pp, 210K)
Response to Comments
Notice of ICR Renewal Request (PDF)(3 pp, 218K)
 
08/24/2012 77 FR 51477 Final Rule Revises subparts A (General Provisions), I (Electronics Manufacturing), L (Fluorinated Gas Production), W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems), and TT (Industrial Waste Landfills) to correct errors and improve clarity and flexibility.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (19 pp, 462K)
Response to Comments
Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (19 pp, 420K)
More Information
2011
08/13/2012 77 FR 48072 Final Rule Establishes confidentiality determinations for most data elements to be reported under subparts I, W, DD, FF, II, QQ, RR, SS, TT, and UU; defers the deadline for reporting certain recently added data elements that are inputs to emission equations in subparts W, FF, and TT; finalizes amendments to subpart I to remove the requirement for a facility using Best Available Monitoring Methods (BAMM) to recalculate the previous reporting years’ emissions and resubmit to EPA.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (88 pp, 287K)
Response to Comments
Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (1/10/2012) (PDF) (19 pp, 230K)
Proposed Preamble and Rule (2/22/2012) (PDF) (17 pp, 212K)
Proposed Preamble and Rule (2/24/2012) (PDF) (23 pp, 261K)
More Information
2011
02/22/2012 77 FR 10373 Final Rule Amends subpart I (Electronics Manufacturing) to change the definition of fluorinated heat transfer fluids (F-HTF) and add provisions to report emissions of F-HTF.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (9 pp, 184K)
Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (42 pp, 437K)
More Information
2011
12/23/2011 76 FR 80554 Final Rule Amends subparts A (General Provisions) and W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems) to clarify terms, calculation methods, and reporting requirements for subpart W.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (42 pp, 552K)
Response to Comments
Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (08/04/2011) (PDF) (30 pp, 427K)
Proposed Preamble and Rule (09/09/2011) (PDF) (42 pp, 437K)
More Information
2011
11/29/2011 76 FR 73866 Final Rule Amends subparts A, W, FF, II, OO, RR, and TT to clarify reporting requirements and correct technical and editorial errors.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (25 pp, 341K)
Response to Comments
Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (30 pp, 427K)
More Information
2011
09/27/2011 76 FR 59542 Final Rule Amends the calculation methods for subpart I (Electronics Manufacturing) to provide flexibility.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF)* (10 pp, 185K)
Proposed Preamble and Rule (06/22/2011) (PDF) (8 pp, 217K)
Notice of Data Availability (NODA) (PDF) (3 pp, 56K)
More Information
*All public comments for this action were addressed in the final preamble and rule; no response to comment document was prepared.
2011
09/27/2011 76 FR 59533 Final Rule Revises the provisions for using Best Available Monitoring Methods (BAMM) for subpart W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems).
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (9 pp, 175K)
Response to Comments
Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (8 pp, 212K)
More Information
2011
08/25/2011 76 FR 53057 Final Rule Defers reporting of some data elements that are inputs to emissions equations until 03/31/2013 and others until 03/31/2015.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (15 pp, 235K)
Response to Comments
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (15 pp, 247K)
Call for Information (PDF) (5 pp, 202K)
More Information
2010
06/22/2011 76 FR 36339 Grant of Reconsideration Electronics Manufacturing (Subpart I): Extends three deadlines related to using Best Available Monitoring Methods (BAMM) from June 30, 2011 to September 30, 2011.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF)* (4 pp, 194K)
More Information
*EPA did not solicit comments for this notice and no response to comment document was prepared.
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05/26/2011 76 FR 30782 Final Rule Finalizes confidentiality determinations for 34 subparts for data elements that are not inputs to emissions equations. Finalizes amendments to 40 CFR 2 governing CBI obtained under 40 CFR 98.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (37 pp, 330K)
Proposed Preamble and Rule (07/07/2010) (PDF) (40 pp, 366K)
Correction Notice (PDF) (6 pp, 167K)
Response to Comments
Proposed Preamble and Rule (07/27/2010) (PDF) (4 pp, 164K)
Fact Sheet
Memo: Final Data Category Assignments and Confidentiality Determinations for Part 98 Reporting Elements
More Information
2010
2011 (varies depending on subpart)
04/25/2011 76 FR 22825 Final Rule; Grant of Reconsideration Amends subpart W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems) to extend the deadline for submitting Best Available Monitoring Methods (BAMM) requests during the 2011 calendar year; extends the period during which some sources could automatically use BAMM.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF)* (3 pp, 52K)
More Information
*EPA did not solicit comments for this notice and no response to comment document was prepared.
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03/18/2011 76 FR 14812 Final Rule Extends 2010 reporting deadline from March 31, 2011 to September 30, 2011.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF)* (7 pp, 70K)
*EPA did not solicit comments for this notice and no response to comment document was prepared.
2010
12/27/2010 75 FR 81338 Interim Final Rule Defers the 2010 reporting deadline for direct emitters with certain data elements to August 31, 2011. [This action is moot because the reporting date for year 2010 emissions was subsequently extended to 9/30/2011.]
Interim Final Rule (PDF)* (11 pp, 232K)
More Information
*EPA did not solicit comments for this notice and no response to comment document was prepared.
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12/17/2010 75 FR 79092 Final Rule Corrects technical and editorial errors, and clarifies rule provisions for subparts A, C, D, F, G, P, V, X, Y, AA, NN, OO and PP.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (81 pp, 667K)
Response to Comments
Fact Sheet
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (72 pp, 478K)
More Information
2010
12/01/2010 75 FR 75060 Final Rule Adds subparts RR (Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide) and subpart UU (Injection of Carbon Dioxide) to 40 CFR Part 98.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (31 pp, 340K)
Response to Comments
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (31 pp, 280K)
More Information about Geologic Sequestration
More Information about Underground Injection
2011
12/01/2010 75 FR 74774 Final Rule Adds subparts I, L, DD, QQ, and SS, which are sources of fluorinated GHGs, to 40 CFR Part 98.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (89 pp, 1MB)
Response to Comments
Proposed Preamble and Rule (4/12/2010) (PDF) (72 pp, 546K)
Proposed Rule (4/10/2009)
Proposed Preamble (4/10/2009)
More Information on Subparts I, L, DD, QQ, SS
2011
11/30/2010 75 FR 74458 Final Rule Adds subpart W (Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems) to 40 CFR Part 98.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (59 pp, 670K)
Response to Comments
Proposed Rule (PDF) (43 pp, 326K)
More Information
2011
10/28/2010 75 FR 66434 Final Rule Corrects technical and editorial errors, and clarifies rule provisions for subparts A, E, H, K, N, O, P, Q, S, V, Z, CC, EE, GG, HH, LL, MM, and NN.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (47 pp, 376K)
Response to Comments
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (34 pp, 316K)
More Information
2010
09/22/2010 75 FR 57669 Final Rule Requires reporters to provide information about parent companies, their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code, and whether emissions are from cogeneration.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF)*(18 pp, 137K)
Proposed Preamble and Rule (PDF) (14 pp, 106K)
More Information
*All public comments for this action were addressed in the final preamble and rule; no response to comment document was prepared.
2010
07/12/2010 75 FR 39736 Final Rule Adds the following subparts to 40 CFR Part 98: T (Magnesium Production), FF (Underground Coal Mines), II (Industrial Wastewater Treatment), and TT (Industrial Waste Landfills); also finalizes harmonizing changes to subpart A.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (43 pp, 372K)
Response to Comments
Withdrawal Notice (PDF)
Direct Final Rule (03/16/2010) (PDF) * (8 pp, 165K)
Proposed Preamble and Rule (03/16/2010) (PDF)(3 pp, 140K)
Proposed Preamble and Rule (04/10/2009)
More Information on Subparts T, FF, II, TT
* The direct final rule received adverse comment and was subsequently withdrawn.
2011
10/30/2009 74 FR 56260 Final Rule Finalizes the first 30 subparts of 40 CFR Part 98, comprising subparts A, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, N, O, P, Q, R, S, U, V, X, Y, Z, AA, BB, CC, EE, GG, HH, JJ, LL, MM, NN, OO, and PP.
Final Preamble and Rule (PDF) (260 pp, 1.4MB)
Proposed Rule
Proposed Preamble
Response to Comments
2010

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