defers greenhouse gas emissions reporting
The United States Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) has issued a final rule that extends the deadline
for reporting 2010 data under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting
Program to September 30, 2011. The original deadline was March
31, 2011. EPA previously announced its intent to extend the deadline
on March 1, 2011.
Under the GHG Reporting Program entities required to submit data
must register with the electronic GHG reporting tool (e-GGRT)
no later than 60 days before the reporting deadline. With this
reporting deadline extension, the new deadline for registering
with e-GGRT is August 1, 2011.
Following conversations with industry and others and in the interest
of providing high quality data to the public this year, EPA is
extending this year’s reporting deadline to September 30, 2011.
This extension will allow EPA to further test the system that
facilities will use to submit data and give industry the opportunity
to test the tool, provide feedback, and have sufficient time
to become familiar with the tool prior to reporting.
In addition to the nine rulemakings necessary to comply with
congressional direction for the program, over the past two years
EPA has established a public help center that operates through
our website and efficient mechanisms for stakeholders to get
answers from EPA experts to detailed technical questions. EPA
has also conducted training sessions with each affected sector
and held hundreds of meetings with stakeholders across the country.