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Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements Related to Stationary Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) requires reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) data and other relevant information from large sources and suppliers in the United States. The specific regulations can be found at 40 CFR Part 98.

Some of the GHGRP requirements that pertain to stationary refrigeration and air conditioning are listed below. These requirements appear in several subparts to the regulations in Part 98.

  • Under Fluorinated Gas Production (Subpart L), facilities must annually report the amount of HFCs emitted from production, transformation, destruction, and venting of residual quantities.
  • Under HCFC-22 Production and HFC-23 Destruction (Subpart O), facility reporting requirements include HFC–23 emissions from HCFC–22 production processes and HFC–23 destruction processes, the quantity of HFC–23 destroyed, and a one-time report including the information about the destruction process.
  • Under Suppliers of Industrial GHGs (Subpart OO), any facility that produces any quantity of HFC must report on the HFC produced, imported, exported, transformed, or destroyed by the facility during the calendar year. Importers and exporters of HFCs are required to report their imports and exports if, at the corporate level, either their imports or their exports contained a total of 25,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (metric tons CO2e) or more of fluorinated GHGs.
  • Importers and Exporters of Equipment Pre–charged with Fluorinated GHGs or Containing Fluorinated GHGs in Closed–cell Foams (Subpart QQ) must report annually on the quantity of each HFC contained in pre-charged equipment or closed-cell foams imported or exported during the calendar year. Importers and exporters of HFCs are required to report their imports and exports if, at the corporate level, either their imports or their exports contained a total of 25,000 metric tons CO2e or more of fluorinated GHGs.