EPA Issues Proposed Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule


After several months' delay and a change in administrations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has issued a proposed rule that would require major emitters to collect data on the amount of their greenhouse gas ("GHG") emissions starting January 2010 and report starting January 2011. In what is the first significant climate change regulatory step by the new president, the proposed rule would apply to approximately 13,000 large industrial sources around the country that emit more than 25,000 metric tons of GHGs.

The rule would require measuring and reporting of GHG emissions, including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and various fluorinated gases. The facilities covered by the proposed rule include electricity generators; electronics manufacturers; petroleum refineries; chemical producers; cement, glass and pulp and paper plants; landfills; large animal feeding operations; and motor vehicle and engine manufacturers. Together these facilities account for nearly 90 percent of the total U.S. GHG output.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© Lane Powell PC - Environmental Law Blog | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


Lane Powell PC - Environmental Law Blog on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.